Indiana Trooper Suffered Serious Injuries By A Suspected Intoxicated Driver While Assisting A Car With Flat Tire

Authorities reported that a suspected intoxicated driver struck and seriously injured an Indiana state trooper who was assisting a stranded vehicle on the road on Saturday night while he was changing a flat tire.

Indiana Trooper Suffered Serious Injuries By A Suspected Intoxicated Driver While Assisting A Car With Flat Tire

Around 8:45 p.m., Trooper Azariah Keith pulled over to assist a disabled car on a curving section of I-65 in Indianapolis, according to Indiana State Police. Since the car was stopped on a bend in the narrow left shoulder of the road, another trooper responded to assist in blocking traffic in the left lane.

Police claimed that as Keith was putting the tools away in his trunk after replacing the tire, a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox that seemed to be moving quickly swerved around the second trooper’s car, which was obstructing traffic.

Authorities say the SUV driver lost control and struck Keith and the back of his patrol cruiser before crashing into the concrete median barrier.

Keith was seriously hurt in the collision. While waiting for an ambulance, the second trooper assisted Keith on the scene. Following that, Keith was sent to a nearby hospital, where his condition was stable but critical.

According to state troopers, the driver of the SUV was identified as Armaandeep Singh, 22, of Indianapolis.

On preliminary allegations of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injury, Singh was placed under arrest. He received medical attention at a hospital prior to being booked into the Marion County Jail.

Singh was given a blood draw after completing a field sobriety test, but the results are still being reviewed by the police.

After reviewing the matter, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will decide whether to press actual charges against Singh.

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