A Lake Station
police officer responding to a fight-in-progress call was involved in a
crash on Saturday which sent four people to the hospital.
police, at 8:19 p.m. LSPD Officer Ryan Haas, 35, of Valparaiso, was
northbound on Ind. 51, in his fully marked 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe squad, its
lights and siren activated. Haas was attempting to turn left onto the north
junction of Old Hobart Road when he failed to see a 1999 Ford Mustang,
driven by Paulette Reed, 44, of Lake Station, southbound on Ind. 51, police
Haas struck the
front of the Mustang on its driverís side, police said.
Haas, Reed, and
Reedís two children were transported to Saint Maryís Medical Center in
Hobart with non-life threatening injuries, police said. All were wearing
Police said that a
southbound semi-tractor trailer was in the left turn lane waiting to make a
left turn into a local truck stop, obscuring the line of sight from Haasí
northbound squad car to Reedís southbound Mustang.
investigated the crash for the LSPD.