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Crash Involved Speed and Bald Tires

(La Porte County, IN) - A woman was seriously hurt when a car overturned in La Porte County. The accident occurred on U.S. 35 at 1100 South at about 5:30 a.m. on Friday.


La Porte County Police said the driver, Matthew Eggert, 28, of Plymouth, was northbound on U.S 35 when he went straight where the road curves at 1100 South.  The car flipped on its roof and slid until coming to rest about 200 feet from a tree.


Police said a medical helicopter was called for his passenger, Courtney Hay, 38, of La Porte. She was in a lot of pain and may have aggravated a previous medical condition in her back.


Police said the helicopter could not take flight, though, because of rainy weather. Instead, Hay was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.


The car appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed on bald tires when the accident happened. However, according to investigators, Eggert and Hay stated they had no idea how the collision occurred. 


Eggert was cited for driving without a valid license. 

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