Accident involving IMPD officer blocks traffic on I-465

View of the accident scene from INDOT camera.
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An IMPD officer and a semi were involved in an accident that is blocked both eastbound and westbound traffic on I-465 between Madison Avenue and Interstate 65 on the south side early Monday morning.

The officer was taken to IU Health-Methodist Hospital in stable condition with non-life threatening injures. The semi driver was not hurt, and cooperated with IMPD investigators at the scene, according to IMPD Sgt. David Kinsey.

Kinsey told Eyewitness News the crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-465 when the officer stopped to check tire pressure on the left shoulder and was rear-ended by the truck and carried approximately 500 feet.

Emergency crews responded shortly before 3:30 a.m. and blocked the left lanes of traffic in both directions at the scene. Traffic passed on the right shoulders in both directions.

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