(LaPorte County) - Rush hour traffic came to a stand-still Friday on US 20 near Rolling Prairie thanks to not one, but two, multi-car accidents.
Just before 5 pm, Kankakee Township first responders and LaPorte County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene. The first accident involved a green sedan that was crossing 20 northbound on CR 200 East. It clipped a truck pulling a trailer. Bret Schascheck of Rolling Prairie witnessed the accident. "The blue car was making a left-hand turn onto 20," he said, "and I believe that they pulled out too soon, and the truck-trailer hit them and flipped over." A third vehicle was also involved, but sustained minimal damage. According to Schascheck, all three drivers appeared to be alert and relatively unharmed. The extent of their injuries, if any, is unknown at this time.
The other accident took place a mile to the west at the intersection of CR 200 East and US 20. Police at the scene of that collision reported that four vehicles were involved, resulting in at least two injuries. Two ambulances left that scene rushing toward South Bend.