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Noblesville Police Department
Monday December 4th, 2017 :: 09:12 a.m. EST


Press Release: #2017-00030513 Motor Vehicle Crash Investigation (Hazel Dell Parkway & Main Street, Carmel) 12.4.17

On December 4, 2017 at approximately 5:44 a.m., a police officer from the Noblesville Police Department was on routine patrol when he observed a motorcycle driving erratically on westbound 146th Street near Cherry Tree Road (Noblesville). The officer indicated that the alleged violator turned southbound on Hazel Dell Parkway and the officer was able to catch up to the violator near the intersection of Hazel Dell Parkway and Avian Way (Carmel). The officer stated that he activated his emergency lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the violator accelerated and fled southbound on Hazel Dell Parkway. A few moments later the officer advised that the motorcycle had crashed in the roundabout at Hazel Dell Parkway and Main Street (Carmel). Officers and firefighters from Noblesville and Carmel Police & Fire Departments arrived on the scene a short time later and began to investigate.

The motorcyclist is identified as Chase M. Ferguson, 25, of Noblesville, IN and he was operating a 2005 Suzuki GSX motorcycle. Ferguson was injured as a result of the crash and transported by ground ambulance to St. Vincent (Indianapolis) in critical condition. There were no passengers on the motorcycle and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Investigators from the NPD Accident Reconstruction Unit were summons to the scene to collect evidence and gather information. As a result of the investigation, portions of the roundabout at Hazel Dell Parkway and Main Street were either restricted or closed until approximately 8:35 a.m.

This remains an ongoing investigation.

Noblesville Police Department
135 S 9th St
Noblesville, IN 46060

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 317-776-6340

Lieutenant Bruce Barnes, Public Information Officer
Support Division - Noblesville Police Department

13170 Hazel Dell Pkwy
Carmel, IN 46033

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