The Indiana State
Police was reporting that a motorist’s life was saved this morning by
seatbelt and airbag, after she lost control of her vehicle on I-80/94 in
Lake County and hit a semi.
police, at 8 a.m. Wykesha Sanders, 37, of Gary, was westbound in the right
middle lane of I-80/94 when she merged into the right lane. A vehicle in
front of her, however, braked sharply, prompting Sanders to brake as well,
at which time she lost control of her 1996 Ford Crown Victoria, slid back
across the westbound lanes, and struck a semi-tractor trailer in the left
middle lane, police said.
The driver’s side
of Sanders’ Crown Victoria and the hood went under the trailer and Sanders
had to be extricated, police said.
was wearing her seat belts and her air bags deployed she was taken to
Munster Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” police said.
The driver of the
semi, Vern Nice, 61, of Titusville, Fla., escaped injury, police added.