UPDATE (August 15, 2017) — Adam Jackson pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury. He was sentenced to 730 days in county jail, with 724 days suspended and 3 days of credit for time served. He’s required to write a letter of apology to the victim and will remain on probation for 724 days.
INDIANAPOLIS (July 21, 2015) –Police arrested a man following a hit-and-run crash earlier this month on the northeast side.
Adam Jackson, 31, of Kempton, is facing a preliminary charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Serious Bodily Injury (Level 6 Felony).
Police were dispatched to the 7100 block of North Keystone Avenue around 8:15 a.m. on July 5 after a 39-year-old bicyclist said a vehicle hit her and then left the scene. The woman was riding her bike south on Keystone Avenue near the entrance/exit to a Speedway gas station when it happened.
As she pulled across, a tan Buick Rendezvous pulled onto Keystone, crashing into the rider and knocking her off her bike, according to an IMPD report. The Buick then ran over the woman’s arm and drove off.
Police couldn’t locate the vehicle after a search, but they released images of the suspect July 15 from a Speedway surveillance camera.
IMPD crash investigations detectives identified the suspect involved in the hit-and-run, and he was detained in Howard County by the sheriff’s department.
Jackson spoke with police about the night of the hit-and-run. He told police a female bicyclist crashed into the passenger door of his Buick while he was sitting stationary. He then said he “freaked out” and drove off.
He said he was not certain if he hit had run the female over or not, but he was aware the bicycle made contact with his vehicle.
Jackson has been cooperating with police.