A Bensonville, Illinois woman walked away, this morning, with no injuries after her car rolled over three times, hitting a semi and concrete barrier wall twice.
Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Steve Caylor revealed that, at approximately 10:56 a.m., this morning, a 2011 Hyundai, driven by Barbara Macikszek, 35 of Bensonville, was east bound on I-80 in the left lane when she swerved to the right to avoid semi tire tread. The Hyundai then hit a 2005 Freightliner pulling a box trailer in its driver’s side rear tire; this caused the Hyundai to go back to the left where it hit the concrete median barrier wall. After hitting the wall the Hyundai rolled over three times going airborne then hitting the driver’s side of the Freightliner’s box trailer putting a hole in it. The Hyundai then hit the barrier wall again where it came to rest upright facing west bound.
Macikszek who was wearing her seat belt refused medical treatment. Her vehicle was a total loss.
The Freightliner was driven by Randy Townsend, 36 of Hartford City, Indiana who was also not injured. The semi was owned by OJC Trucking out of Hartford city and was loaded with barbells. No load was lost. The semi and trailer sustained approximately $10,000 in damage.
Trooper Caylor stated, “With the holidays upon us this is a good reminder of how important it is to buckle up. Buckling up and all the air bags the car had inside saved this woman’s life. We just want everyone to be able to spend this holiday season with their loved ones”.
The left lane was closed for removal of the car and clean-up.
Agencies assisting: Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Gary EMS and Indiana Department of Transportation Hoosier Helpers
(Photo and articleprovided by Sgt. Ann Wojas, Public Information Officer, Indiana State Police)