Struck-by incident injures Ind. trooper, damages fire apparatus

A speeding vehicle set off a series of crashes, and when the suspect tried to flee, bystanders stopped him with their vehicle and a gun

By Leila Merrill

HAMMOND, Ind. — A speeding vehicle crashed into a Hammond Fire truck and a Subaru at about 2 a.m. Saturday, causing the Subaru to spin and strike a Dodge, which struck an Indiana state trooper at the scene of a prior incident.

The Hammond Fire Department and state police officers were investigating an incident on I-80/94 eastbound when the trooper became pinned between the Dodge and a barrier wall, CBS reported

The officer freed himself and was transported to a hospital. Munster Community Hospital treated and released him.

The Dodge driver tried to run away but was stopped by two bystanders who put their vehicle in front of the suspect. One drew a gun. The suspect was apprehended.


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