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IMPD officer injured in serious crash on Indy’s southwest side

IMPD officer in critical condition after crash

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis police officer had to be rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after being involved in a serious crash on Indy’s southwest side.

Around 1:07 p.m. Sunday, an IMPD officer stopped in the left lane with their lights flashing near the intersection of Mooresville Road and Kentucky Avenue to remove a mattress in the roadway. The mattress had flown out of the back of a pickup truck.

A second IMPD vehicle was approaching the intersection and collided with a Honda Accord going northbound. The second IMPD vehicle rear-ended the first IMPD vehicle and flipped over.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and rescued the second officer from the overturned vehicle. He was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical, but stable condition, and is expected to recover. Investigators believe the occupants of the other vehicles were not injured in the incident.

The driver of the pickup truck remained on the scene and spoke to investigators before loading their mattress into the pickup truck and leaving. IMPD Lt. Shane Foley said IMPD’s crash investigators would determine if the pickup truck driver would be cited for their mattress falling into the roadway.

The driver of the Honda Accord also stayed on scene to speak to investigators.