Crash causes spill, calling health dept. to scene

INDIANAPOLIS - Officials are trying to clean up leaked hydraulic fluid after a car crashed and caused a spill Wednesday morning on the city's southwest side.

Indianapolis police (IMPD) said just before 6:45 a.m., officers and the health department were called to the scene in the 3400 block of Carr Avenue. A man who lives in a house in that area said he heard a crash and came outside to see a car had slammed into his pickup truck, which was carrying a concrete pump.

The man inside the car was found unconscious and was taken to Eskenazi Health in serious condition. Investigators have no idea what led to the crash, particularly because they discovered the driver’s home is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis, and they’re not sure why he was in this neighborhood.

The Health Department is on the scene due to a small spill of hydraulic oil from the concrete pump, which is used to pump concrete mix to other parts of construction sites when a pipe is attached to it.

There are no drains close to the spill – so officials say there’s not really any danger of it getting into the sewage system or water supply.

You're advised to avoid the area if possible.

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