Pedestrian airlifted after being struck on I-80/94
Post-Tribune staff report September 14, 2013 9:39PM
Updated: October 16, 2013 7:02AM
HAMMOND — A pedestrian was struck and gravely injured after walking onto eastbound Interstate 80/94 late Saturday. The victim was airlifted to a hospital in Illinois.
The identity of the pedestrian was being withheld until the family can be notified.
At approximately 7 p.m., Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Dan Avitia received a call about an unidentified person walking on the ramp from Indianapolis Boulevard to I-80/94 and almost being hit by a vehicle. As Avitia headed to the location to check on the report, the person walked into the right lane of the highway and was struck by a 2006 BMW.
Terri Sams, 53, of Schererville was unable to avoid the collision that damaged the passenger front and windshield of the vehicle.
Sams was transported to Munster Community Hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
The pedestrian, after being transported to Munster Community, was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. A condition report was not available at press time Saturday night.