A Whiting resident
was seriously injured on Wednesday after being pinned between two vehicles
on an I-80-94 on-ramp in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 6:40 a.m. Eric Anthony was traveling on the ramp from southbound
Calumet Ave. to eastbound I-80/94 when he lost control on the icy road
surface. After coming to a controlled stop on the outside shoulder, Anthony
exited his 2006 Ford van and was standing behind it when a 2013 Ford Focus
driven by Michael Daniel, 25, of Griffith, also lost control, striking
Anthony and pinning him between his van and the Ford Focus, police said.
Danielís Ford Focus
was then struck in turn by a 2004 Jeep SUV driven by Esmeralda Ruiz, 20, of
Griffith, who similarly lost control of her vehicle, police said.
transported with serious leg injuries to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus
in Gary, then transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn,
Ill., police said.
transported to Munster Community Hospital with a complaint of pain, while
Ruiz escaped injury, police said.
The ramp was closed
for several hours, police added.