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Pedestrian Hit by Car Seriously Hurt

(Michigan City, IN) - A woman was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle in Michigan City.


At about 1 a.m. on Sunday, emergency responders were called on a report of a serious bodily injury crash at Franklin Street and Westwind Drive on the city’s south side. Upon arrival, they found Casey Wallace lying on the pavement near the front of a 2015 Toyota Corolla, police said.


Police said the 30-year-old Michigan City resident was taken to nearby Franciscan Health and later transferred to a hospital in South Bend. No specifics were released on her condition.


The driver, Chad Dopiriak, 25, of Merrillville, told investigators he was southbound on Franklin Street when a pedestrian stepped into his path, and he could not avoid her. Police are waiting for the results of a toxicology test to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.


Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Michigan City Police.

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