Metro officer injured in northwest side crash

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INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer was transported to the hospital Sunday night following a two-vehicle crash on the northwest side.

Medics and additional officers responded to the corner of Michigan Road and Township Line Road around 11:30 p.m.

According to an investigating officer, the driver of a Ford Taurus driving on Township Line Road pulled out in front of the officer’s vehicle.

Attempting to avoid the crash, Officer John Ly swerved and clipped a street light pole, causing it to crash onto his car.

The driver of the Taurus was uninjured and cooperated with police.

Officer Ly suffered a broken arm and medics transported him to IU Health Methodist Hospital. The officer was screened for alcohol at the scene, which is standard procedure.