A driver was
injured on Wednesday in a three-vehicle accident on West Morgan Ave., in
front of Chesterton Middle School during the morning drop-off, Chesterton
police, at 7:26 a.m. Amanda Marlow, 33, of Hobart, had just dropped her
child off at CMS and was starting to leave, eastbound on West Morgan Ave.,
when “she looked down at her phone while pulling away from the curb.”
Marlow--who also advised police that “the sunlight was right in her
eyes”--then rear-ended a second vehicle, and the impact of the collision
forced the second vehicle into the rear of a third.
The driver of the
second vehicle was Amy N. Walker, 42, of Jackson Township. The driver of the
third vehicle was Nicholas Waluszko, 67, of Chesterton.
Police said that
Marlow complained of head pain and was transported to the Franciscan
Alliance ER department on Indian Boundary Road.
Walker and Waluszko
had already dropped off their children, police said, and were waiting to
pull away from the curb at the time of the accident. Neither was injured.
total damage to Marlow’s 1999 Dodge Durango, Walker’s 2012 GMC Yukon, and
Waluszko’s 2013 Ford Fiesta at up to $10,000.