Woman uninjured after dramatic Borman crash
Sun-Times Media December 18, 2012 8:40PM
Updated: January 20, 2013 6:33AM
GARY — A Bensonville, Ill., woman walked away uninjured from a dramatic collision Tuesday on the Borman Expressway, police said.
A news release from Indiana State Police said the woman’s car struck a semitrailer, careened into a barrier wall and flipped three times before the car pierced the side of the semi’s trailer and eventually came to a rest right-side up after crashing into the barrier wall again.
The chain of events was put in play just before 11 a.m. when the woman swerved her Hyundai to avoid tire tread debris in the roadway and lost control of her car near Gary, police said.
“With the holidays upon us this is a good reminder of how important it is to buckle up. Buckling up and all the air bags the car had inside saved this woman’s life. We just want everyone to be able to spend this holiday season with their loved ones,” Master Trooper Steve Caylor said in the release.
The truck driver was not injured in the collision, though the crash did cause about $10,000 in damage to his Freightliner truck, police said.