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
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.