A Michigan woman
was seriously injured on Thursday in a two-vehicle accident on I-94 near
Chesterton, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 2 p.m. Gregory W. Swanson, 57, of Livonia, Mich., was eastbound
on I-94 when, approximately a mile east of Ind. 49, the U-Haul trailer he
was pulling began to jackknife. The trailer was then struck by a second
vehicle, causing Swanson to lose control of his pickup truck and strike a
guardrail. The pickup continued over the guardrail, overturning and trapping
Swanson’s passenger, Charlene M. Swanson, also of Livonia.
firefighters extricated Charlene Swanson from the pickup--she was pinned
between the dashboard and passenger’s side door, CFD Capt. Rudy Jimenez
said--and then transported her by ambulance to the nearby truck scales,
where the Burns Harbor Fire Department had prepared a helicopter landing
was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend with injuries to her lower
extremities, Jimenez said.
The driver of the
second vehicle, Carlos Salgado, 26, of Robbins, Ill., escaped injury.