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Driver faces OWI charges after smashing vehicle into Red Line bus station

Early-morning accident near University of Indianapolis
Posted at 10:43 AM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 10:49:10-04

Photos by Kevin Powell

INDIANAPOLIS—Just one-week after IndyGo began its Red Line mass transit bus service, a bus station has been damaged by an out-of-control vehicle.

The accident happened early-Saturday morning at South Shelby Street and East Hanna Avenue, on the city's south side. The stop is the southern terminus for the Red Line and next to the University of Indianapolis.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Grace Sibley, the driver of the car was seriously injured, but is expected to survive and will face charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. There was also an outstanding arrest warrant for the driver.

As for the bus station, IndyGo's Lauren Day says the accident caused damage to "technology and signage" but not to the structure itself. While repairs are made, Red Line buses will pick up riders in an area next to the station.