PD: Pedestrian, driver, police officer hospitalized after hit-and-run crash on city's east side
Police suspect alcohol possibly involved in crash
Last Updated: 57 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - A pedestrian, a driver and an Indianapolis police officer were hospitalized early Wednesday after a hit-and-run crash on the city's east side, police said.
The crash was reported about 2 a.m. near 10th and Rural streets when a man walking his bike in the middle of the street was struck by a vehicle. The impact of the crash threw the man about 30 feet, mangled his bike and knocked off his shoes. He was hospitalized in serious condition, investigators said.
Police said the driver, identified as 33-year-old Charles Foster, continued down the street. When officers tried to pull him over, he veered down an alley before crashing. The impact of the crash flipped the vehicle. After crashing, Foster tried to get away on foot, but he was soon caught and taken into custody after scuffling with the officer who chased him down.
Foster was injured in the crash. He was hospitalized and arrested on several felony charges including resisting arrest, and battery on a law enforcement officer.
The IMPD officer who chased Foster injured his ankle and was also hospitalized.
Police said they suspect alcohol was a factor in the cause of the crash. The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team was called to the scene to continue the investigation.
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