Harding Uninjured in Truck AccidentAP , Associated Press
Jan. 6, 2000 8:11 PM ET
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) _ Tonya Harding was not injured when her truck skidded off the road and landed in a ditch Thursday.
The accident occurred six years to the day her figure-skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan, was attacked after she practiced for the national figure skating championship in Detroit. Harding, her husband and his friends were later found to have been involved in the attack.
Harding was driving her pickup truck in rural Clark County when she hit some ice and skidded about 30 feet and landed in the ditch.
She was not injured, but threatened a lawsuit if a photographer from a Vancouver newspaper took her picture. Harding's male friend threatened to break the photographer's camera.
The photograph appeared in the Thursday edition of The Columbian.
Police did not cite Harding.
On Jan. 6, 1994, Kerrigan was whacked on the knee with a collapsible baton, clearing the way for Harding to win the championship. Harding later pleaded guilty to covering up for her former husband, Jeff Stone, and his friends, who had hatched a plot to injure Kerrigan.