A Crown Point man
has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 5 on U.S.
Highway 12, Porter Police said.
the victim as Robert C. Henderson. Lt. John Lane confirmed today that
Henderson died in an Illinois hospital on Sunday.
police, at 9:13 p.m. Henderson was westbound on U.S. 12, west of Ind. 49,
when he hit a rock in the roadway, causing him to leave the roadway to the
north and strike a construction sign.
On arriving at the
scene, the responding officer found Henderson lying in the grass
approximately 10 feet from his 1992 Suzuki motorcycle. Henderson advised the
officer that “he was having trouble breathing and possibly having an asthma
attack,” police said.
not wearing a helmet--had a cut on his forehead, scrapes on his arms and
head, and a “large cut to his right side,” police said. The officer also
observed “a large amount of blood to be coming from his waistband.”
transported to Porter Regional Hospital and then to a hospital in Illinois.