A motorist was
critically injured on Saturday in a two-vehicle accident which forced the
closure of Ind. 49 at C.R. 500N, Valparaiso Police said.
police, at 10:50 a.m. a semi-tractor trailer southbound on Ind. 49
rear-ended a passenger vehicle stopped for a traffic signal at the
intersection of Ind. 49.
The impact of the
collision pushed the passenger vehicle into the intersection, trapping the
driver inside the vehicle and necessitating his extrication by the
Valparaiso Fire Department, police said.
The driver of the
passenger vehicle--whose name the VPD did not release--was airlifted to a
Chicago hospital “due to his critical condition,” police said.
Ind. 49 was closed
in the area for two hours.
the crash is ongoing.