A trucker was
injured Thursday after losing control of his rig when he sneezed while
exiting I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 11 a.m. Steven Baker Jr., 47, of East Prairie, Mo., was exiting
eastbound I-80/94 onto northbound Indianapolis Blvd. when he “became
distracted by a spell of sneezes and coughs.”
Baker’s rig left
the roadway and his trailer--loaded with 30,000 pounds of
aluminum--overturned onto the driver’s side, coming to rest in the right
northbound lane of Indianapolis Blvd.
extricated from the tractor by Good Samaritans, then transported to
Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary with non-life threatening
injuries, police said.
The trailer had to
be off-loaded before it could be righted. The crash site was re-opened at 5