According to the Chicago Tribune, the Indiana car accident took place just after noon when witnesses to the one-vehicle wreck say that the SUV drifted left out of its lane, overcorrected to the right, and then rolled several times. One woman, 37-year-old Alicia Todd of Brookfield, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by a medical professional, while a 45-year-old Berwyn woman was taken by medical helicopter to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, suffering from multiple serious injuries.
To add to the tragedy, an Indiana State Trooper responding to the fatal car accident was also involved in a crash. As the motorcycle police officer exited onto Ripley, a car in front of him pulled out in front of the bike and caused the collision. The officer, who has been on the police force for 25 years, suffered back injuries, neck injuries, and wrist injuries but is expected to recover. He was wearing a helmet and protective gear.
The Indianapolis car accident attorneys at Keller & Keller LLP send their condolences to those affected by these two crashes and wish our state trooper a quick and complete recovery.