A chain reaction crash on the Borman Expressway late Tuesday resulted in one critically injured driver and another being taken to the hospital. A Merrillville resident was driving a Ford F-150 westbound on Interstate 80/94 around midnight when their vehicle stuck a Ford Focus, just east of the Grant Street exit, according to the Indiana State Police. The impact of this collision pushed the Ford Focus into the back of a semitrailer stopped for traffic. The driver of the Ford Focus was trapped in their car and later extricated by the Gary Fire Department. The driver of the Ford F-150 was taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semitrailer was not injured in the collision. The police believe that alcohol may be a factor in causing the collision, and they are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.
As the seasons transition to longer nights and much colder weather, it is more important than ever to drive carefully while on the road at night. When someone chooses to drive while intoxicated in bad weather conditions, anyone on the road can suffer as a result. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed due to the negligence or reckless actions of another individual while operating a vehicle at night and/or under the influence of alcohol, please contact the experienced legal team at Schiller Law Offices at 888-578-3100 or at IndyInjured.com to learn more about your potential right to compensation.