Bystanders pulled a driver from a burning vehicle after a collision Wednesday afternoon in Bloomington, according to Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo. Later, the Monroe County Coroner was requested at a local hospital when the man died.
Wednesday afternoon a approximately 4:51 p.m., a 49-year-old Bloomington man was driving a white 2018 Nissan Altima heading eastbound on Moores Pike when he crashed, and the vehicle caught fire, according to Pedigo. Bystanders then pulled the man from the vehicle and began CPR. Police were dispatched to the crash, which occurred at the intersection of South Clarizz Boulevard, and East Moores Pike.
“Witnesses at the scene advised officers that the white 2018 Nissan Altima had been heading eastbound on Moores Pike. They stated that they observed the vehicle begin swerving in its lane, then leave the southside of the roadway. The vehicle collided with a pedestrian crossing signal, an apartment complex sign, and then a tree, where it came to rest,” according to Pedigo. “Medics arrived on scene and were able to get a pulse back and the driver was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital.”
The Bloomington Fire Department responded to the scene of the crash to extinguish the fire, and help manage fluids that leaked from the vehicle.
The BPD briefly closed the intersection while investigating the collision.