|Country||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Episode(s)||Through the Looking Glass|
While driving with her son, she noticed a man on the side of the Sixth Street Bridge ready to jump, she was distracted and lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the median. The car rolled over and was hit by the van behind her, igniting the car in flames. The man who was going to jump over the railing was Dr. Jack Shephard, and he was the one who rushed to the vehicle to save the two of them.
Jack was touted by the news agencies as a hero, which is why Jack wanted to keep it that way as he volunteered to perform Mrs. Arlen's operation himself. However, Jack was denied this opportunity by the Chief of Surgery at St. Sebastian Hospital, Dr. Rob Hamill. Instead, Dr. Gary Nadler performed the surgery, which ended up being a success as Mrs. Arlen was in some pain but highly responsive to the reflects test and entirely lucid.
Mrs. Arlen later recounted the events leading up to the crash, and revealed that Jack was the cause of her distraction.