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Sun, Dec. 08

Weekend accident injures local couple

PRESCOTT - Longtime Prescott residents and business owners Lynn and Arlene Raskin are recovering from injuries they suffered in a motor-home rollover over the weekend.

The couple, who have lived in Prescott since the early 1960s, were traveling toward Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks in their motor home Sunday, when the accident occurred on Highway 89A near Page.

The couple's son Greg Raskin of Raskins Jewelers reported that the accident occurred after his father Lynn steered the motor home, which was towing a PT Cruiser, to the right side of the narrow two-lane road to make room for an oncoming fifth-wheel RV.

The motor home reportedly got too far to the right, leading to an over-correction, which ultimately caused it to roll over one and a half times.

A helicopter air-evacuated Lynn Raskin to the Page hospital from the scene of the accident, while an ambulance took Arlene Raskin there as well. Later, a helicopter took Arlene to the Flagstaff hospital, while Lynn also ended up at the hospital in Flagstaff.

Greg Raskin said both suffered multiple fractures, but currently are "in full recovery." He expected the hospital to release Lynn on Thursday, and Arlene by Friday or Saturday.

"They're actually in amazing shape, considering the seriousness of the accident," Greg Raskin said.

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