Eight persons were
injured Saturday in a two-vehicle accident in the area of U.S. Highway 6 and
C.R. 400E in Jackson Township, the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire
Department is reporting.
The crash occurred
at approximately 6:15 p.m., the LTVFD said, with Assistant Chief Wineland
arriving first at the scene and reporting multiple injuries, including head
injuries, hip fractures, leg injuries with numbness in the lower
extremities, and minor lacerations.
Community Volunteer FD assisted at the scene, while the Washington Township
Volunteer FD--per established protocol--prepared a landing zone at Jackson
Elementary School for a medivac helicopter.
finally were transported to hospital, one of whom was airlifted to an
unspecified trauma center.
Also responding to
the scene were the Porter County Sheriff’s Police, Porter EMS, and Lutheran
Air Medical Helicopter.