Police car rear ends motorcycle leaving motorcyclist seriously injured

A motorcyclist was seriously injured after being involved in a crash with an ISP trooper last week.

The crash occurred Thursday, May 6 about 5:44 p.m. on US 50 just west of Michigan Road, between Versailles and Holton. According to information from Sgt. Jerry D. Goodin, public information officer for the Indiana State Police, Trooper Brent Miller was westbound on US 50 following a motorcycle being driven by Timothy E. Carter, 44, of Austin. He noted that the motorcycle stopped in the roadway but Miller was unable to stop, crashing into the rear of the motorcycle.

The police car pushed the motorcycle west about 150 feet before coming to a stop. The motorcycle driver was ejected after approximately 50 feet and landed on the blacktop in the eastbound lanes of US 50.

Carter was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with serious injuries. An update on Monday noted that Carter suffered paralysis in his legs.
Trooper Miller is a two-year veteran with the Indiana State Police Versailles Post. He was not injured in the crash.

The crash investigation is continuing and is being conducted by troopers with assistance from Crash Reconstructionist from the Indiana State Police Post at Versailles.

Agencies assisting at the scene include Holton Town Marshal, Holton Volunteer Fire Department, Versailles Volunteer Fire Department, Versailles Town Marshal, Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and Rescue 69.