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Pedestrian struck by car on US 20 in Burns Harbor

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A Burns Harbor woman was critically injured Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 20, the Burns Harbor Fire Department is reporting.

Fire Chief Bill Arney did not identify the woman except to say that she’s a 54-year-old resident.

The accident occurred at approximately 6:55 p.m., as the woman was attempting to cross U.S. 20, south to north, after visiting Burns Harbor Liquors, 310 U.S. 20. Arney said that woman was struck in the westbound lanes by a passenger vehicle whose driver advised first-responders that he “never saw her” and that “she ran out in front of the car.”

EMS attempted to arrange for a helicopter evacuation, Arney said, but choppers weren’t flying on Thursday evening. Instead the woman was transported initially to the trauma center at Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary, then by ground to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill.

Arney said that preliminary indications are that the driver of the passenger vehicle was not impaired at the time of the accident.


Posted 1/18/2019




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