A motorist was
injured on Tuesday after striking a NIPSCO pole on Ind. 2 in Center
Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
police, at 5:46 p.m. Chad Bailey, 46, of Wanatah, was traveling northeast on
Ind. 2, north of Heavlin Road, when he left the roadway to the right for
unknown reasons, although “speed and roadway conditions are believed to be a
Bailey then struck
the NIPSCO pole, police said, and was found unconscious on first-responders’
arrival. Lutheran Air was initially requested to transport Bailey to
hospital by helicopter, but was unable to fly due to weather conditions.
Bailey was instead transported to Franciscan Health Crown Point.
Ind. 2 at the crash
scene was closed for several hours as a NIPSCO crew worked to repair the
downed pole and wires. Police said that a second minor property-damage crash
occurred when a truck struck the pole.