Officer injured in east side crash involving semi identified

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 22, 2013)–  An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was seriously injured in a collision involving a semi that was a towing a large boat Friday morning on the city’s east side.

Officer Hegg, who is listed in serious but stable condition, was turning into the Cherry Tree Plaza when the eastbound semi-tractor and trailer came through the stop light as it was turning red.  The semi driver swerved, but was unable to avoid the collision.  The semi struck the front passenger corner of Officer Hegg’s police car and then veered off the road, through a guardrail,  into the McDonald’s parking lot on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Officer Hegg, a 17 year police veteran, was transported to Methodist Hospital.

The semi-truck driver is cooperating with the police and there were a number of witnesses at the scene that assisted the arriving officers with details of the incident.

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