A motorcyclist was
seriously injured Friday in a two-vehicle accident on Ind. 49, Chesterton
police, at 9:24 p.m. John V. Peterson, 88, of Naples, Fla., was northbound
on Ind. 49 when he attempted to turn left onto East Oakhill Road and
collided with a motorcyclist southbound on Ind. 49.
was identified as William C. Hood, 65, of Jackson Township.
Hood was ejected
from the motorcycle. Police said that Hood sustained a “visible broken left
leg and left foot with large lacerations along his leg” as well as “visible
redness on his entire abdominal area.”
transported to Porter Regional Hospital and then airlifted for further
treatment to an unspecified hospital, police said.
police that he didn’t see Hood “until it was too late.”
total damage to Peterson’s 1999 Mercedes Benz and Hood’s 2013 Harley
Davidson FSS at up to $5,000.