HAMMOND | An unidentified man was seriously injured Saturday when he walked onto a lane of the eastbound Borman Expressway near the Indianapolis Boulevard ramp and was struck by a car, police said.
Indiana State Police received a call about 7 p.m. reporting a man walking on the ramp from Indianapolis Boulevard to the Borman and almost getting hit by a passing vehicle.
Senior Trooper Dan Avitia was on his way to investigate when the man apparently stepped into the right lane and was struck by a 2006 BMW driven by a Schererville woman.
The driver, Terri Sams, 53, told police she was unable to avoid hitting the man, who was taken to Community Hospital in Munster and later airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood with what police described as potentially life-threatening injuries. Sams was treated for minor injuries at Community.
The right lane of the Borman was closed for accident reconstruction.
The identity of the man was being withheld pending notification of family.
State Police were assisted by Indiana Department of Transportation Hoosier Helpers, Hammond and Munster Police Departments, Hammond Fire and EMS.