Woman arrested for DUI after injuring 2 firefighters

Kaitlyn Carlson (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman has been arrested for driving under the influence after she hit a car that injured 2 firefighters.

According to police, Kaitlyn Carlson, 22, from Indianapolis was arrested Wednesday night after her car hit another car and injured two firefighters and one EMT.

The firefighters were responding to an accident on Gray Road and Southport Road in Indianapolis. While they were outside working the scene, Carlson, who was speeding, hit the car that was involved in the original accident.

(Provided Photo/IFD)
(Provided Photo/IFD)

According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, firefighter Corey VanWyk was hit in his abdomen and was pushed away from the car, while firefighter Brian Hedrick was thrown approximately 10 feet in the air. EMT Clayton Moore had the open car door pushed into his knee.

Both firefighters were transferred to IU Health Methodist Hospital. VanWyk was released Wednesday night and Hedrick will be monitored overnight. He is in stable condition. Moore was treated at the scene and returned to work.

Carlson’s car collided with a car that was involved in an accident earlier in the night. According to IFD, the collision pushed the parked car forward, propelling the firefighters in the air. The car was pushed across the road, about 20 feet from its original position.

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