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Minor injuries sustained in officer involved crash on Toll Road

ISP Trooper injured in crash

ISP Trooper injured in crash on Toll Road

ISP Trooper injured in crash

ISP Trooper injured in crash on Toll Road

ISP Trooper injured in crash

ISP Trooper injured in crash on Toll Road

ISP Trooper injured in crash

ISP Trooper injured in crash on Toll Road

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – All east bound lanes are open on the Toll Road after an Indiana State Trooper was injured this morning in a single car crash.

According to Indiana State Police (ISP), the trooper, Bradley Kaizer, was chasing a car for a traffic violation traveling west at 7:59 a.m.

When going over a bridge, the trooper lost control and flipped over the embankment and into oncoming traffic, landing on its roof.

The trooper was taken to Memorial Hospital for his injuries (cuts and abrasions) and was later released.

Authorities do not know if the driver of the car being chased knew the trooper was trying to pull them over.

Press release from ISP:

St. Joseph County-This morning, December 26, 2018, an Indiana State Trooper escaped a serious single-vehicle rollover crash with minor injuries after crashing on the Indiana Toll Road.

Indiana State Police Dispatch began to receive calls this morning, around 7:55 a.m., of a single-vehicle rollover crash involving an Indiana State Police car on the Indiana Toll Road, near the 77.4 mile marker. This is approximately a half mile east of the Notre Dame exit.

Preliminary investigation by Senior Trooper Lou Ruiz indicates that Master Trooper Bradley Kaizer, a 31-year veteran of the Indiana State Police, was traveling westbound in his fully marked 2016 Dodge Charger attempting to catch up to a traffic violator when he lost control of his police car on the Juniper Road overpass. The overpass was slick due to the overnight frost.

Kaizer’s car entered the center median and began to roll over several times, crossing into the eastbound lanes, and striking the guardrail on the south side of the road. The Dodge finally landed on its roof and continued to slide, coming to rest in the center of the eastbound lanes facing southeast.

Kaizer was transported to Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released for cuts and abrasions. Kaizer was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Traffic was able to get by on the inside shoulder with a brief shutdown of eastbound traffic to remove the vehicle.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by Clay Territory EMS, ITRCC Maintenance, St. Joseph County Police Department, and Tony’s Mobil.

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