Employee Hit by Fleeing Shoplifter’s Car Will Undergo Rehab


The Menards employee who was struck by what authorities say was a fleeing shoplifter’s car last month will be flown to the same Colorado rehabilitation center that has helped some St. Louis area police officers who suffered traumatic injuries.

Michelle Arthur, 49, is expected to leave soon for the Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, which specializes in spinal cord injury and brain injury rehabilitation. A spokesman for Arthur’s family said arrangements are still being made for her flight in the next few days.

Arthur was hit by a car September 25 on the parking lot of Menards at 14161 Manchester Road. Authorities say Arthur stood in front of a shoplifter’s car to prevent her from leaving the parking lot and that the shoplifter got into her car and “drove straight into” Arthur. Arthur was hospitalized in critical condition with a head injury… St Louis Post-Dispatch

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