PLYMOUTH — A Fort Wayne woman survived a wreck in which her vehicle was hit from behind by a semi-truck.
Around 3:22 p.m. on Friday, April 2, Indiana State Trooper Jon Price was in his marked police car on the south side of the intersection of US 30 and King Road. He saw a red 2003 Freightliner traveling westbound on US 30 that failed to stop at a red light and ran into the rear of a tan 2001 Toyota passenger car stopped at the red light at the intersection.
Both vehicles continued through the intersection stuck together following the collision, coming to rest west of King Road.
Price immediately responded and saw that the driver of the Toyota, Alexis Owens, 19, Fort Wayne, was bleeding heavily from her face but alert and conscious. Owens was transported to Memorial Hospital, South Bend, with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
The driver of the semi-truck, Pavel Galiant, 67, Kent, Wash., was not injured in the crash. Galiant was issued a citation for disregarding a traffic light.
Price said that the fact that Owens was wearing a seat belt made a difference in the severity of her injuries.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected in this crash.