A Bensonville, Ill., motorist escaped injury on Tuesday after rolling her
car on I-80 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 10:56 a.m. Barbara Macikszek, 35, was eastbound in the left lane
of I-80, when she swerved right to avoid semi tire tread in the roadway.
Macikszek struck the driver’s side tire of a semi in the adjacent lane,
ricocheted into the concrete median wall, rolled three times, and went
airborne, once again hitting the semi to her right and this time putting a
hole in the rig’s box trailer, police said.
Macikszek’s 2011 Hyundai collided one last time with the median wall, then
came to rest upright facing westbound.
was wearing her seatbelt—walked away from the crash and refused medial
treatment. Her Hyundai was a total loss.
The driver of
the semi, Randy Townsend, 36, of Hartford City, Ind., was not injured and
there was loss of his load of barbells. Townsend’s rig, owned by OJC
Trucking of Hartford City, sustained $10,000 in damage.
holidays upon us, this is a good reminder of how important it is to buckle
up,” police said. “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.”