car rear ends motorcycle leaving motorcyclist seriously injured
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
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
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 Sheriffs Office and