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IMPD officer hospitalized following motorcycle crash on northeast side

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Jun 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-02 11:47:09-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer is still hospitalized Tuesday after he was involved in an on-duty crash while riding a motorcycle.

According to information from IMPD Lt. Shane Foley, the officer is awake, talking and in "as good of condition as can be expected given the circumstances" after a driver pulled in front of the officer causing them to crash into the car.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday near East 45th Street and North Shadeland Avenue. The officer was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in serious but stable condition.

On Saturday, IMPD shared an update and identified the officer as Clinton Ellison. Police say he is expected to make a full recovery.

"We’re pretty sure he is feeling better because he is cracking jokes with family and friends and is able to walk a short distance," IMPD wrote on Facebook.

Investigators found the officer had the right of way, Foley said.

The driver of the other car involved was taken for a blood draw, which is a standard procedure in all serious bodily injury crashes, but alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, Foley said.