A 6-year-old who learned
911 from his mother had a chance to use what he learned on Saturday, in a
medical emergency on I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at
4:03 p.m. a trooper was dispatched to the 14.2 mile marker on westbound
I-80/94, just west of Ripley Street in Lake Station, in response to a report
of a medical emergency at that location.
On his arrival, police
said, the trooper made contact with Jenny Iwinski, 31 of Thornton, Ill., who
had parked her Toyota SUV on the outer shoulder after experiencing an
unspecified medical problem. The trooper promptly called an ambulance and
began to stabilize Iwinski, police said.
Iwinski’s two sons, a
6-year-old and a 4-year-old, were passengers in the SUV, police said, and
the 6-year-old let the trooper know that he was the one who called 911.
Iwinski was subsequently
transported to Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart for care.
The 6-year-old advised
police that he remembered being taught to call 911 when you need help by his
mother and in school.
Both boys were released to
an aunt, police said.
“While you hope
your child never has to deal with an emergency situation this shows the
importance of a child knowing what to do in case they face one,” the ISP