A Schererville motorist was injured on Saturday after hitting
a pedestrian who walked into traffic on Saturday on I-80/94 in Lake County,
the Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at 7:11 p.m. a pedestrian, subsequently
identified as Talgat Orumbayev, 23, of Chicago, was reported to be walking
along the ramp from Indianapolis Blvd. to eastbound I-80/94. A trooper was
en route to investigate when Orumbayev walked into the right lane of the
interstate and was struck by Terri Sams, 53, police said.
Sams was transported to Munster Community Hospital with
non-life threatening injuries, police said. Orumbayev was also transported
to Munster Community but later airlifted to the Loyola University Medical
Center in Maywood, Ill., with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Samsí 2006 BMW was damaged on the passengerís front and the
The right and right center lanes of I-80/94 were closed for
reconstruction, removal of the injured, and the vehicle.