Pedestrian seriously injured after car crash in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) – – On Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 1:00 a.m., the LaPorte County Regional Dispatch Center received a report of a serious injury accident at the intersection of Franklin Street and Westwind Drive.

Police said a Toyota Corolla came to a stop on Franklin Street in the center turn lane, and a woman lay on the ground near the front of the vehicle. Michigan City Fire Department and LaPorte County EMS personnel quickly arrived on the scene and began patient care. The pedestrian, Casey Wallace, was then transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City for further care and then transported to South Bend.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the Toyota Corolla was traveling on Franklin Street when a pedestrian entered the car’s right-of-way.

The driver was unable to avoid Wallace and hit her, causing her injuries.

The Michigan City Police Department Traffic Division responded to the scene and investigated the collision.

Police are awaiting toxicology test results to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved.

The Michigan City Police Department is asking anyone with information about this crash to contact Corporal Brian Wright, [email protected] or Constable Shane Washluske, [email protected] or 219-874-3221 ext. 1008.

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