3 men struck by car on city's south side near Madison and Sumner avenues

Men appeared to have been fighting before crash

INDIANAPOLIS - Three people were struck by a vehicle on the city's south side early Monday, Indianapolis Metro Police Department officers said.

The incident was reported just after 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Madison and East Sumner avenues where police found an unresponsive man lying in the street. A concerned witness gave the man CPR before he was rushed to Eskenazi Health in critical condition.  Police found two other men near the scene who had also been struck. They were both rushed to IU Health Methodist Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Investigators said it appeared that the men had been fighting in the street before they were struck. The driver of the vehicle, a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer, told police he did not see the men as he was driving south on Madison Avenue.

Police identified the driver as Haitham Abbood, 37, of Indianapolis. He is cooperating with police.
Investigators said Abbood did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
No arrests are expected, but a final charging decision will be made by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office once the investigation is complete.

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