woman injured in a two-vehicle accident on Saturday on 1100N has died.
Teresa M. Lawhead,
51, was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m. Monday at Advocate Christ Medical
Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office told the
Chesterton Tribune this morning.
According to the
Chesterton Police Department, at 2:32 p.m. on Saturday, Lawhead was riding
her 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on 1100N when Harry L. Waelde,
48, of Valparaiso, traveling eastbound on 1100N, attempted to turn left in
front of her onto northbound Greenmeadow Lane.
motorcycle struck the rear passenger’s side of Waelde’s 2005 Kia Spectra.
Lawhead, who was
not wearing a helmet, was ejected from her motorcycle and came to rest in
the eastbound lane of 1100N, west of the intersection of Greenmeadow Lane,
The CPD said that
Lawhead, unresponsive, and bleeding from her head, arms, and legs, was
transported to the trauma center at Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in
Gary and then later to Advocate Christ.
Waelde, who escaped
injury, showed no signs of intoxication and registered a blood alcohol
content of .000 percent on a routine portable breath test.
He told police that
“he did not see (Lawhead) approaching from the opposite direction before
making the left turn.”