Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010, 10:43 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 06 Aug 2010, 10:59 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - At least one person is dead following a serious accident involving an Indianapolis police officer on 56th Street near Brendon Way; it's the second crash involving an IMPD K-9 officer today.
Police tell 24-hour News 8 that the officer had his lights and siren on while he was responding a call to help officers serve a warrant.
Witnesses say the officer came upon the motorcyclist at the intersection of 56th Street and Brendon Way. Police say the officer tried to swerve around the motorcycles when he struck them.
Police say Eric Wells, 30, died in the accident; Kurt Weekly, 44, is described as being in critical but stable condition. Mary Mills, 47, is in serious condition but is alert and conscious.
The group worked together, they were out for lunch with a fourth co-worker.
George Burts was also riding his motorcycle, and witnessed the whole thing.
"We did everything we were supposed to do, stop stay in place and let the officer do what he's supposed to do." Burts said.
George says they came to a red light at 56th and Brendonway, that' when George says he heard the sirens.
"And I'm looking to the right and I can't go nowhere, we couldn't go forward because there was a car in front of us. I froze, that's what I've been taught, or maybe even a cars been taught it, if you can't move, stay put they'll find it."
But for whatever reason, Officer David Bisard couldn’t find an open lane.
Burts says, the officer was shaken and that there were "Bodies, bikes, were going everywhere."
"He says did yall hear my sirens, and I said I heard them but there was nothing we could do.
God, that fast coming through an intersection...I don't know ya know?"
We did some checking and got IMPD's Vehicle Operations policy. They have a long list of guidelines. They basically spell out that officers must be licensed, wear seatbelts while driving and must have their lights and sirens on during pursuits or responding to calls.
State law says, when a emergency vehicle is driving with it's sirens on, you should pull over preferably into the right lane, but if you can't do that, stop, don't move or second guess the officer just let the officer move safely around you.
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