2 brothers airlifted from rollover crash
Sun-Times Media December 18, 2012 8:30PM
Two brothers were airlifted to an area hospital after a rollover crash Tuesday that temporarily shut down eastbound I-94 near Portage, Ind. / photo from Indiana State Police.
Updated: January 20, 2013 6:33AM
PORTAGE — Two brothers were airlifted to a hospital Tuesday afternoon after their father lost control of his SUV and flipped it over on the Borman Expressway near Portage.
Richard and Salvador Parmo were flown with severe internal and head injuries to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill., after their father swerved to avoid a vehicle merging into their lane, police said. He lost control of their SUV after overcorrecting his steering, police said.
Richard, 18, was partially ejected from the SUV and had to be extricated from the vehicle, Indiana State police said in a release.
Salvador, 23, was ejected from a rear seat in the vehicle and was found lying in the roadway after the crash, which occurred about 2:38 p.m., police said.
The father of the two brothers, Salvadore Parmo Sr., is from Shelby Township, Mich. The family was traveling east on the interstate about 2 miles from Portage when the accident occurred, police said.
All eastbound lanes were shut down until about 4 p.m., police said.