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Dashcam video catches crash involving IMPD cruiser

Posted at 4:08 PM, Mar 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-19 05:48:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- New dashcam video involving an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer is the focus of an ongoing investigation. 

The video shows the cruiser with lights and sirens on entering the intersection of 21st Street and Country Club Road. Within seconds, the cruiser slams into the side of a green Chevy Spark. 

The video was captured by Harry Bledsoe, who just happened to have his personal dash cam running as he came up to the intersection.  

Investigators are still trying to determine what exactly happened in the moments before the crash but initially said the cruiser was T-boned at the intersection.

While the video has no audio, Bledsoe says he did hear the officer's siren. 

After the video surfaced, the early on the scene report of the cruiser being T-boned is being challenged.

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At the time of the crash, the officer was responding to a business hold up alarm not far from the intersection. The accident shut down the road for several hours while investigators collected evidence.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives say they are aware of the video on social media and they will release more about the incident once speed and direction of travel for both vehicles is determined.  

The officer and driver were both injured but are expected to recover. 

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