Belo CEO's wife injured in car accident

From E&P:

CHICAGO Maureen Decherd, the wife of Belo Corp. Chairman and CEO Robert W. Decherd, remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition Friday [October 19], nearly a week after she was hit by a car while taking a walk, the Dallas-based media company said.

Decherd was struck on the morning of Oct. 13 by a motorist who pulled away from a stop sign without looking ahead, Belo said.

"Mrs. Decherd was one-third of the way across a marked crosswalk on the other side of the intersection," the company statement said. "The vehicle struck Mrs. Decherd and she was pushed or propelled about 20-30 feet, hitting her head on a curb as she fell down."

In a statement, Robert Decherd said his wife was quickly taken to Parkland Hospital's emergency room trauma unit, where she underwent surgery. She remains in the hospital's intensive care unit.

"She has been blessed by the focused attention of some of the finest surgeons, neurologists, trauma personnel and intensive care nurses in the United States, if not the world," he said. "Our children and I deeply appreciate the thoughts and prayers extended to us by so many friends, colleagues and my fellow Belo employees across the country."

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