A Gary Police
officer was injured on Sunday when a pickup pulling a small trailer lost
control and hit the officer’s police car on I-80/94 in Lake County, the
Indiana State Police said.
police, at 8:24 a.m. Todd A. Vohwinkle, 52, of Mattawan, Mich., was
westbound on I-80/94 when, east of Burr Street, when he lost control on the
icy road surface after another vehicle passed him on the left at high speed.
Vohwinkle’s pickup and trailer began to fishtail, traveled across all lanes
of westbound traffic to the right, and struck the driver’s door of a GPD
squad car being driven by Officer Shane S. Bolde, 38.
veteran of the GPDÑwas pushed into the concrete barrier on the right, police
transported to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary with non-life
threatening injuries, police said.
Both Bolde and
Vohwinkle were wearing their seat belts. Vohwinkle was not injured.