Two motorists were
seriously injured Thursday in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 20 in
Pine Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
police, at 6:12 p.m. Noretta Pullins, 80, of Michigan City, was eastbound on
U.S. 20, driving a 2012 Chevrolet Impala, when she attempted to turn left
onto northbound Maine Ave. and collided with a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 westbound
on U.S. 20 and driven by Patrick Ballinger, 31, of Chesterton.
Police said that
Pullins had to be extricated from her vehicle and was airlifted to an
unidentified hospital with incapacitating injuries.
transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City, also with incapacitating
injuries, police said.
“No citations were
issued and both occupants were wearing seatbelts,” police said.
Assisting at the
scene were the Porter and Beverly Shores fire departments, the Beverly
Shores Police Department, and Porter Regional Hospital and LaPorte County
EMS, police said.