Carmel Police Department motorcycle hit in Range Line Road accident 


At 12:18 p.m., Feb. 21, the Carmel Police Dept.  responded to an accident in the roundabout of Range Line Road and Carmel Drive. Officers arrived and found two vehicles involved in the crash.

According to a press release from CPD Lt. Joe Bickel, based on preliminary information, it appears that a white 2012 Ford E-350 van operated by Louis J. Guzman, of Indianapolis, was traveling southbound Range Line Road in the left travel lane. While in the roundabout of Range Line Road and Carmel Drive, Guzman abruptly changed lanes and collided with a CPD white 2015 Harley Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle. The motorcycle was operated by CPD officer Scott Spillman, of Carmel.

According to the press release, it appears the white Ford van turned into the side of the white Harley Davidson motorcycle as it was traveling in the right travel lane of southbound Range Line Road and Carmel Drive. Spillman was transported to 86th Street St. Vincent Hospital with a leg/ankle injury.

The driver of the white Ford van was arrested for alleged Operator Never Licensed, a class c-misdemeanor. Guzman was also cited for expired license plates and an unsafe lane change. He was transported to the Hamilton County Jail for further processing.

The CPD completed the crash investigation. Southbound Range Line Road and Carmel Drive roundabout was temporarily closed during the investigation.

*Source: Carmel Police Dept.

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