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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 29, 2014)– An Indiana State Trooper may have saved a man’s life, administering emergency medical care after he was hit by a car on I-465 early Saturday morning.

It happened shortly before 1 a.m. on I-465 northbound, near I-69, on the northeast side.

The man had pulled up in his vehicle to help his sister, who had lost power and was in her car on the side of the interstate. The man was trying to jump start her car when an SUV came up and struck both vehicles, throwing him over the guardrail. Two other vehicles crashed, swerving to avoid the initial wreck and another car piled up behind them.

The first State Trooper to arrive on scene  applied a tourniquet to the man’s leg, trying to stop the bleeding and officers say, possibly saving his life. The man was rushed to St. Vincent Hospital. No one else was injured in the crash.

The driver of the SUV was arrested and taken to jail for driving while intoxicated.

The right 2 lanes of 465 were closed near I-69 for about 90 minutes for cleanup.

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