August 2, 2011
A collision with a pedestrian on the North-eastside of Indianapolis, Indiana, early Tuesday morning left a 20-year-old man hospitalized, and now there are questions about the sobriety of the 18-year-old woman who hit him with her 2004 Honda Civic.
The accident occurred around 2:45 a.m. in the 6300 block of Welham Road. The Indianapolis Star reports that the man may have been run over and then dragged by the woman’s car. When police arrived the driver was backing up her Honda to reveal the victim beneath the car, bleeding from his head.
The driver told police that the victim “jumped in front of my car.”
She also told police she’d had three drinks and an officer smelled alcohol on her breath. She’s been preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing bodily harm, a felony, and is being held on $2,500 bond at the Marion County Adult Processing Center.
The victim was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital with a possible head injury, broken bones, and road rash.
Immediately after the crash, the driver knocked on the door of a nearby house asking for help.
The victim reportedly lives one block from where the accident happened.
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