UPDATE – 11 AM: IMPD have identified the suspect as 30-year-old Robert Carson of Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 31, 2014) — Two officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are in the hospital after being injured in a car chase.
Ofc. Christopher Wilburn, spokesman for IMPD, tells FOX59 it all began at N. Sherman Dr. and E. Washington St. just before 10 p.m. Saturday. A police officer from the east district noticed a car commit a moving violation. The officer pulled the car over and asked the driver for license and registration. Police say the driver yelled a swear at the officer, then took off and sped through town.
The chase continued to the intersection of S. Keystone Ave. and E. Raymond St. where the car slammed in to a motorcycle with two people on it. Those two people, police say, were thrown from the motorcycle, landing several yards away. The car continued to speed down Keystone where it crashed at S. Keystone Ave. and E. Kelly St.
Two officers who tried to stop the chase crashed in to each other, and were taken to IU Methodist Hospital in serious condition. Police say the two people on the motorcycle were taken to Eskenazi Hospital in serious but stable condition. The driver of the getaway car was also taken to Eskenazi Hospital, according to police.
Everyone involved is expected to make a full recovery.
The names of those involved have not been released.
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