One Injured in LaPorte Vehicle Accident

  LaPorte City Police responded to a personal injury accident Wednesday morning at the intersection of Lincolnway and Detroit Street in LaPorte.

Witnesses told police that a vehicle driven by Julio Cesar Navarro Ruiz, 29 of LaPorte, was eastbound on Lincolnway when another vehicle exited a parking lot and Ruiz could not avoid a collision.

The driver of the second vehicle, whose identity was not released, was transported to IU Health LaPorte Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

In looking into the license status of Ruiz, police found that he had never been licensed and was charged with Driving While Never Licensed, a Class C Misdemeanor.