Posted on Mar 13, 2024

New Palestine man arrested for crash after chase that injured 4

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indiana State Police announced that a driver is facing charges for a collision that followed a police pursuit in Marion County on Feb. 22, according to the Greenfield Daily Reporter.

ISP said the incident began when 24-year-old Joseph Means of New Palestine was spotted spinning tires and sliding sideways while driving a Ford Mustang out of a parking onto 10th Street in a reckless manner.  When a state trooper activated his lights and tried to pull Means over, the driver allegedly sped up and pulled away.

As the pursuit continued, police say Means went through a red light at the intersection of Holt Road and Michigan Street at over 100 miles per hour and crashed into a Buick Enclave.  Four people were seriously injured - the driver and a passenger in the Buick, along with Means and a passenger in the Mustang.  The Buick driver, a 33-year-old woman, remains in critical condition.

Means has been arrested on multiple felony charges, including resisting law enforcement-use of vehicle that causes death or catastrophic injury, and possesion of cocaine.

Further updates will be provided by our Indianapolis car accident lawyer as more information becomes available regarding the incident.