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.
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Most recent accident reports
A northwest Indiana man was injured when he lost control of his pickup on a rain-slick I-80/94 Thursday morning, and the vehicle slammed into two semi trucks.
A three-vehicle crash – involving a semi – left at least one male injured and closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 80/94 in northwest Indiana early Thursday.
A bus carrying the Bellarmine University men’s basketball team was involved in a minor hit-and-run accident on Interstate 65 near Merrillville, Ind., on its way to a game at Wisconsin-Parkside Wednesday night, the university said in a release.
Interstate 74 was shut down in Shelby County for a second time on Tuesday after a crash involving two semis.
INDOT reported all lanes of I-74 westbound at the 111 mile marker in Shelby County were closed because of the crash.
Two people were killed when they were struck by a vehicle in northwest Indiana.
49-year-old William Knight and 42-year-old Linda Darlington, both of Crown Point, were struck by a vehicle in their hometown about 12:15 a.m. Sunday. They both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Northbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 65 in Indiana are shut down after a tanker truck rolled over Saturday morning.
The northbound lanes were shut down on the expressway near Interstate 80/94 about 9 a.m., Indiana State Police said.
All lanes have reopened on Interstate 80/94 in northwest Indiana after three semi trucks and one car were involved in a crash Wednesday morning, closing all eastbound lanes to traffic just in time for the morning commute.