Black ice caused a 30-vehicle crash on the 96th Street bridge over the White River in Fishers at 6:49 a.m. Nov. 29.
Four people were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Seventeen vehicles were towed by seven different towing agencies. The crash occurred in the west-bound lane, resulting in a two-and-a-half-hour closure as emergency responders worked to clear the scene.
Carmel Clay Schools provided a school bus for drivers to sit in until alternate transportation arrived.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was the lead police agency and was assisted by Carmel Police Dept. and Fishers Police Dept. Both Fishers and Carmel fire departments responded to treat injuries and manage fluids from the damaged vehicles. No spilled fluids affected the White River.
Traffic resumed on 96th Street in both directions at approximately 9:35 a.m.
The Fishers Fire Dept. issued a press release stating bridges typically are the first to experience ice build up due to the cooling of the roadway. FFD is encouraging drivers to leave extra space between cars and to drive at slower speeds.
If drivers are trying to find their vehicle, they can contact the Hamilton County Communications Dept. at 317-773-1282.