A Chesterton woman
sustained a head injury on Tuesday in a hit-and-run accident on I-80/94 in
Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 6:22 a.m. the 39-year-old woman was westbound in the left lane
when, near the Ripley Street exit, her vehicle was sideswiped by a white Kia
whose driver was attempting to merge into the left lane from the middle
lane. The woman lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway, struck the
concrete barrier wall, then rolled approximately four times, police said.
The woman sustained
head trauma and was transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in
Gary, police said, while the womanís passenger, a 28-year-old Chesterton
man, escaped injury.
The white Kia—which
should have damage to its passengerís side rear—never stopped and continued
westbound, police said. No other description of the car or its driver was
The left lane of
I-80/94 was re-opened at 7:40 a.m.