Man seriously injured after SUV lands in creek

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man was taken to the hospital in serious condition late Saturday night after fire officials say his vehicle left the roadway and landed in a creek.

Rescue crews responded to the area of 38th Street and Post Road shortly before 10:30 p.m. to the report of a personal injury crash with entrapment.

Witnesses say that the driver of a 2003 Black Chevy Blazer was driving westbound on 38th Street at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control and hit two power poles–shearing one and causing the other to fall off into the brush.

Firefighters say the car then landed in a creek 15 yards off the road. When crews arrived they found the front of the vehicle embedded in a muddy bank. Firefighters say that made de-energizing and stabilizing the vehicle difficult.

Officials say in order to make contact with the man, firefighters had to wade through knee-deep water around live power lines. Indianapolis Power and Light was able to secure utilities at the pole in about 10 minutes.

The man was extricated from the vehicle in about 15 minutes. He was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in serious condition.

IMPD officers at the scene believe the man may have been involved in a domestic disturbance that started near 42nd and Post shortly  before the crash.

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