Teen ID’d as person hit by Merrillville police car
Post-Tribune staff report November 6, 2012 5:20PM
Updated: November 6, 2012 11:23PM
MERRILLVILLE — A 19-year-old Merrillville man went to the hospital for treatment after he was hit by a Merrillville police car Sunday night.
Sylvester T. Smith III was hit about 9 p.m. near 75th Avenue and Madison Street while he was walking in the area, according to Lake County police spokeswoman Patti Van Til.
Because the crash involved a Merrillville police officer, Lake County police were asked to investigate the crash. However, Van Til could not provide the name of the police officer driving the squad car, the nature of Smith’s injuries or any contributing factors that led to the teen’s injuries, which are unknown.