Women Wait Over Two Hours for Rescue After Car Flips on New Year’s Day in Indiana

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Gary, IN – Two women were trapped for over two hours in a flipped car before being found by first responders early Monday morning. 

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department reports, the incident occurred around 3:40 AM when one of the victims called 9-1-1 to report the accident. Despite immediate response, multiple police and emergency teams struggled to locate the crash site. An off-duty officer from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and a Gary police officer were called in to assist with the search. 

In a stroke of luck, one of the crash victims managed to exit the vehicle and seek help from a passerby, leading to the discovery of the site near Buffington Harbor and the former Majestic Star casino property.

The Gary Fire Department was alerted to assist the trapped victim, who reported an inability to feel her legs. Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. commended the efforts of the Good Samaritan, the two officers, and all first responders involved in the successful rescue. 

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