September 21, 2006 Bonus Blog
This just in, forwarded to me from Mark Boardman:
Valley actress Terry Earp seriously injured in collision
By Chris Page, Tribune
September 20, 2006
Valley playwright and actress Terry Earp is in serious condition after
being hit by an SUV while she was riding a bicycle Saturday.
Earp, 58, is best known for her historical stage plays performed by husband
Wyatt Earp — great-nephew of the Old West lawman — and herself.
She, along with her husband and a family friend, had left the Earps’ north
Phoenix home and was bicycling to breakfast when, shortly after 6:30 a.m.,
the driver of a 2003 Honda Pilot, traveling east, ran a red light at Union
Hills Drive and Central Avenue and hit her, according to Phoenix detective
Terry Earp, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to John C. Lincoln North
Mountain Hospital, where she had several surgeries and is in an induced
The Earps’ agent, Kathy Collins, said Earp suffered a spinal injury that
could leave her a quadriplegic or paraplegic. Wyatt Earp did not return
Tuesday, referring all calls to Collins.
The driver of the sport utility vehicle, 28-year-old Jason Foree, was cited
with running a red light. No other charges are pending, Derge said.
“I’m terribly saddened because Terry is my friend. However, I see
improvements every day,” said longtime friend and theatrical collaborator
A. Nannette Taylor. “Terry is a fighter.”
Taylor had been directing rehearsals of the Earps’ latest productions,
updated editions of longtime bioplay projects called “Wyatt Earp: A Life on
the Frontier” and “Mrs. Wyatt Earp,” to be performed in January at
Scottsdale’s Kerr Cultural Center, where Taylor serves as managing director.
“(The crash was) in the blink of an eye, literally,” Taylor said. “It
really brings home how fragile everything is.”
Updates on Terry Earp’s condition are expected to be posted at
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