Friday, June 11, 2010

A Sad Day for Cardiology

... courtesy of a drunk driver:
Sixty-nine-year-old Dr. Morton Arnsdorf, who lived in Beverly Shores, was killed when his car was engulfed in flames. Arnsdorf was a doctor at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

At about 5:32 p.m., a Dodge Neon was heading east on U.S. 20 when it rear-ended Arnsdorf's Saab, as it was slowing down to make a left turn onto County Road 300E.

The impact caused the Saab to cross into the westbound lanes of U.S. 20, and it was hit by a Mercury.

Arnsdorf's Saab was engulfed in flames, and he was trapped inside the car.

The driver of the Neon, a 17-year-old man from Michigan City, was airlifted to a South Bend Hospital.

The passenger in the Neon, Travis Pagels, 18, of Michigan City, and the driver of the Mercury, John Merrell, 62, of Portage, were transported to Saint Anthony Memorial Hospital in Michigan City for treatment.

Porter County police believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. Investigators were waiting on the toxicology results from the driver of the Neon. The investigation is continuing.
My condolences to the family.


Addendum 12 Jun 2010 09:42 - The summary of Dr. Arnsdorf's remarkable career.


rlbates said...

So very sad. Condolences to the family and his colleagues.

Chrysalis said...

What a sad thing. I feel for the family and friends of this man.

Anonymous said...

This was a brilliant, dedicated, wise, kind, and very funny man. I have known him for many years, and I will miss him terribly. Thanks for your words.