Two Indianapolis officers seriously injured after vehicle pursuit

(WISH Photo)
(WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police said a vehicle pursuit ending in a crash seriously injured two IMPD officers Saturday night on the city’s southeast side.

According to IMPD spokesman Chris Wilburn, an IMPD officer pulled over a driver on Saturday at 9:47 p.m. The driver complied but then took off after the officer asked for his license and registration.

Police said the driver hit a motorcycle at Raymond Street and Keystone Avenue during the pursuit. A man and woman were on the motorcycle at the time.

(WISH Photo)
Motorcycle hit in vehicle pursuit. (WISH Photo)

Both passengers were taken to the hospital but police said neither person was seriously injured.

Wilburn said two IMPD squad cars also crashed during the pursuit at Kelly Street and Keystone Avenue in an attempt to avoid crashing into the suspect’s car.

Police said those two officers were taken to Methodist Hospital in serious condition, but both are expected to recover. Wilburn said the officers were part of IMPD’s east district patrol, but the chase brought them to the southeast area.

According to the IMPD, officers smelled alcohol on the suspect’s breath and possibly marijuana in his car.

The suspect was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in stable condition. His name was not immediately released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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