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[ISP] Distracted Driving Send One to Hospital
Start Date: 8/7/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/7/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description
Lake County- Late this morning, Tuesday, August 7th, Master Trooper Russell Hayes responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 80 at the 8 mile marker (this is just one mile west of Grant Street exit), which sent one driver to the hospital.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 9:51 am, Matthew S. Manoski, 32 from Crown Point, Indiana, was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer. He states he was looking down/adjusting his radio, when he looked back up; traffic had slowed/stopped when he rear ended a 2004 SPNR van, driven by John Patrick Nadolski, 48, from Portage, Indiana. The van, owned by LGS Plumbing Inc. out of Crown Point, Indiana was loaded with plumbing equipment. John Patrick Nadolski was transported to Methodist Hospital Gary with non-life-threatening injuries.

Manoski was cited for following too closely. He was not injured.

Assisting agencies: Department of Transportation Hoosier Helpers, Prompt Ambulance, and Samson Towing Service.
Reminder to motorist:

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and other motorist safety. These types of distractions include:
• Texting
• Using a cell phone
• Eating and drinking
• Talking to passengers
• Grooming
• Reading, including maps
• Using a navigation system
• Watching a video
• Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

Driving requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver; keep your eyes on the road.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Wanda D. Clay
Phone: (219) 690-0029
Email: wclay@isp.in.gov
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