Four persons were
injured on Sunday, at least two of them seriously in a two-vehicle accident
at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Mineral Springs Road, Porter
police, at 3:38 p.m. Anneliese Slamowitz, 21, of New York, N.Y., was
southbound on Mineral Springs Road when she proceeded from the stop sign and
collided with a second vehicle eastbound on U.S. 12.
The driver of the
second vehicle, Alfred Stanley, 26, of Gary, advised police that “he noticed
(Slamowitz) edging out into the intersection” and that “as he got closer she
pulled out and (he) was unable to avoid hitting the vehicle.”
Slamovitz’s SUV had
six occupants, police said; Stanley’s passenger vehicle, four.
One of Slamowitz’s
passengers, identified as Caroline Dooley, 21, of San Mateo, Calif., was
unconscious and subsequently transported to Shelton Fireworks, where she was
then airlifted to the University of Chicago Hospital.
One of Stanley’s
passengers, identified as Monique Bond, 23, of Hammond, is four months
pregnant and was complaining of severe abdominal pain, police said. She was
transported by ambulance to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary,
then diverted to the University of Chicago Hospital.
passengers in Slamowitz’s vehicle were also transported to local hospitals:
Zoe G. Detweiler, 20, of Malibu, Calif., to Porter Regional Hospital; and
Carly R. Rubin, 21, of Mequon, Wis., to Franciscan Health Michigan City.
Both Slamowitz and
Stanley consented to portable breath tests and both registered 0.000
percent, police said.