Motorcyclist succumbs to injuries sustained in traffic accident on Tuesday night, IMPD investigating

IMPDIndianapolis – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Accident Investigators are reviewing the circumstances around an accident involving a motorcycle and a sedan, that sent one man to Eskenazi Hospital, who later succumbed to his injuries.

Just before 8:30 p.m. on 08/09/2016, IMPD officers were dispatched to the intersection of E 38th St and Butler Ave on the report of an accident between a motorcyclist and sedan. Responding officers arrived to find a motorcyclist that had been ejected and considerable damage to the rear of a sedan. Through the investigation, it was learned that the motorcyclist was traveling West on E 38th St at a high rate of speed when the sedan, which was crossing 38th St going North on Butler Ave, was struck in the rear passenger door.

EMS personnel responded to the scene and quickly transported the motorcyclist to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Despite the best life-saving measures, he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the sedan was transported to Eskenazi Hospital for a blood draw, which is standard procedure for accidents involving Serious Bodily Injury or Death. Intoxication is not suspected to be involved. The blood draw results could take several weeks to get back.

The name of the motorcyclist will be released once Next of Kin has been notified. The IMPD would like to remind motorist to be mindful and look twice for motorcyclist as they are out and about. The IMPD would also like to remind motorcyclist to use due care and follow traffic guidelines while they enjoy their time on two wheels and it is recommended that they wear a helmet for their safety.

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