Carmel Police Department motorcycle hit in Range Line Road accident 

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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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4 Comments

  1. Scott, I hope you are recovering well. I worry about those dual lane roundabouts every time I ride through one on my motorcycles. They are incredibly dangerous for us Motorcycle riders. I’m just about as concerned in my car. People don’t stay in their lanes, and too often the lanes are confusing for everyone. Example? Even though the left lane may be marked to exit to the right at the next opening, you best be in the right lane to keep from being hit.

  2. How are they confusing? There are signs and the flow is painted on the road prior to entering the roundabout. All you have to understand are lines and arrows.

  3. noneck mcgee on

    The problem isn’t round abouts but more like UNLICENSED driver. Bet English not his first language either.

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