Michigan City woman airlifted to hospital after I-80/94 crash

2013-04-01T17:30:00Z 2013-04-01T23:46:06Z Michigan City woman airlifted to hospital after I-80/94 crashDeborah Laverty deborah.laverty@nwi.com, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2223 nwitimes.com

LAKE STATION | A 52-year-old Michigan City woman was airlifted Monday to a Chicago-area hospital after her car crashed into a concrete barrier, police said.

The one-car accident, reported to police shortly after 10 a.m., resulted in the closure of two westbound exits on Interstate 80/94, police said.

The woman, who suffered multiple severe injuries, was airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Police Chief Kevin Garber said.

Garber said he did not know the name of the woman nor her condition.

The woman was traveling west on I-80/94 when witnesses saw her swerve her older model Saturn all over the road, Garber said.

The woman then reportedly took the northbound ramp to Ripley Street, but did not stop and hit a concrete barrier between the north- and southbound lanes of Ripley Street, Garber said.

The exits were closed so the woman could be taken by helicopter to the hospital, police said.

The Lake County Crash Team is conducting an investigation of the crash, Garber said.

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