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Motorcyclist injured in I-94 accident here

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A motorcyclist was injured Sunday in a three-vehicle accident on I-94 near Chesterton, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 3:16 p.m. Evelyn A. Bailey, 76, of Chicago Ridge, Ill., driving a 2006 Buick, was westbound in the center lane when she rear-ended a 2013 GMC Yukon, driven by Timothy Pendell, 53, of Linden, Mich., approximately two miles east of the Porter/Burns Harbor exits.

Bailye herself was then rear-ended by motorcyclist Louis Brown Jr., 56, of Gary, who was ejected from his 2006 Yamaha and landed on the Interstate. Brown--who was wearing his helmet--was transported to Porter Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both Pendell and Bailye were wearing seatbelts and neither was injured, police said.

The Porter, Burns Harbor, and Portage fire departments all responded to the scene, Porter Fire Chief Lewis Craig told the Chesterton Tribune today. Portage EMS personnel transported Brown while Burns Harbor EMS checked out three others at the scene, Craig said. No extrication was necessary.

All lanes of westbound traffic were closed for approximately one hour after the crash, police said.

 

 

Posted 10/14/2013