August 11, 2012 3:02PM
Updated: August 11, 2012 11:44PM
Medical condition results in crash
A Hammond man was injured Friday after experiencing a medical condition on eastbound Interstate 94 causing him to crash his van, according to Indiana State Police.
Eugene M. Rodriguez, 49, of Hammond, was taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City with non-life-threatening injuries after crashing his 2001 Dodge Caravan at the 33 mile marker about 1 mile west of the Michigan City exit at around 3:30 p.m.
Rodriguez experienced an unknown medical condition prior to losing control of his vehicle and sideswiping the concrete barrier wall.
LaPorte County Fire/EMS and Cloverleaf Towing Services assisted.
2 injured in asleep-at wheel crash
A LaPorte man and his front-seat passenger were injured Friday night after he fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed his car on Interstate 94, according to Indiana State Police.
The crash occurred at about 8:15 p.m. Friday after Andrew Vanderwerf, 22, of LaPorte, apparently fell asleep behind the wheel while traveling eastbound on Interstate 94 at the 31 mile marker, 3 miles west of the Michigan City exit.
Preliminary investigation revealed Vanderwerf, who was driving a 2005 Pontiac G6, crossed all lanes of traffic after falling asleep. He awoke and attempted to correct his driving but lost control of the car when it ran off the roadway into the north ditch where he struck an advertising pole.
He was transported to Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City with non-life-threatening injuries. His front-seat passenger, Sarah M. Vanderwerf, 22, was also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Porter County Fire/EMS and Music’s Towing Service assisted.