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Complete Lake County, IN accident reports and news.


Accidents in Lake County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Lake County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Lake County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Lake County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential claim. Connect with an experienced Lake County personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Tue, 01/10/2017 Car Accident David Klahn, 44, and Christopher Pickett, 30, killed when truck crashes near Lowell, Indiana
Wed, 12/28/2016 Car Accident John Vinson, 58, dies in single-vehicle crash on Borman Expressway in Lake County, Indiana
Mon, 10/17/2016 Pedestrian Accident Andrew Salka, 17, killed in pedestrian collision on East 73rd Avenue in Merrillville, Indiana
Wed, 10/12/2016 Car Accident Brandon Fiscus, 35, killed in collision with car while working in construction zone on I-65 in Lake County, Indiana
Wed, 09/14/2016 Car Accident Jhrome E. Tuggle, 30, killed, 2 people seriously injured in head-on crash on Ripley Street in Lake Station, Indiana
Fri, 09/09/2016 Car Accident Alfonzo Balboa II, 21, killed and three people injured in rollover crash on Interstate 80/94 near Lake Station, Indiana
Wed, 08/24/2016 Pedestrian Accident Lonnie Willoughby, 37, killed when semi strikes him after exiting his vehicle following 3-vehicle crash on I-94 in Lake County, Indiana
Sat, 07/23/2016 Boat Accident Timothy Dunlap, 62, and Richard Wade, 68, killed when boat crashes into break wall near marina in East Chicago, Indiana
Sun, 07/10/2016 Car Accident Derrick Dircks, 34, seriously injured and Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Department officer Guy Mikulich, 37, accused of drunk driving after collision on Oak Street in Gary, Indiana
Fri, 05/20/2016 Pedestrian Accident Artzaian Mitchell, 36, and Chana K. Boyd, 41, killed in pedestrian collision on Martin Luther King Drive in Gary, Indiana
Fri, 04/01/2016 Car Accident Zachary R. Pacholke, 21, killed and Austin T. Oliver, 22, injured in single-vehicle wreck on ramp from Indiana Toll Road to eastbound I-94 in Lake Station, Indiana
Thu, 03/17/2016 Pedestrian Accident Rashod Anderson, 20, killed in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver at West 25th Avenue and Ralston Street in Gary, Indiana - police seek public's help
Fri, 03/11/2016 Pedestrian Accident Amy Tucker, 37, killed in pedestrian collision on East Melton Road in Gary, Indiana
Thu, 02/18/2016 Car Accident James Patrick Evans, 27, and Terry Wayne Holcomb, 29, killed in car crash on I-65 in Lake County, Indiana
Sat, 02/13/2016 Car Accident One person injured and Blake Parker, 30, killed when hit by car following collision on Indiana Toll Road in Hammond, Indiana
Sun, 02/07/2016 Other Type of Accident Police impersonator pulls over woman on Interstate 65 near Crown Point, Indiana
Wed, 12/23/2015 Car Accident Rebecca Navarro, 56, dies in wreck with disabled vehicle on Interstate 80/94 in Lake County, Indiana
Wed, 12/02/2015 Pedestrian Accident Romeo Etienne, 45, killed by hit-and-run driver on Martin Luther King Drive in Gary, Indiana
Mon, 11/16/2015 Car Accident Larry Welsch, 69, killed in collision on U.S. Highway 30 in Schererville, Indiana
Fri, 10/30/2015 Car Accident Nickolas Alderfer, 25, dies in fiery rollover on I-80/94 in Gary, Indiana