NewsLocal News / February 14, 2014

State Rep., Daughter Critically Injured In Downtown Crash

State Rep., Daughter Critically Injured In Downtown Crash

A state representative and his daughter were in critical but stable condition after a crash near the Statehouse Thursday evening.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police, it happened around 7 p.m. at the intersection of West Ohio Street and Capitol Avenue. Police said a Cadillac driven by 53-year-old State Rep. David Niezgodski, D-South Bend, was struck on the passenger side by a Kia Sorento. Niezgodski and his 23-year-old daughter – who was a passenger in the vehicle – had multiple injuries and were taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the Kia – 24-year-old Megan Durham – was not injured and was treated at the scene.

Investigators haven’t determined a cause, but witnesses said the Cadillac was traveling westbound on Ohio St. when it was struck by the Kia that was traveling southbound on Capitol Ave. Impairment isn’t believed to have played a factor in the accident, but because of the injuries involved investigators have ordered the assistance of the FACT team. Durham is cooperating with investigators.

Niezgodski is a member of the House Employment Labor and Pensions Committee.

Photo Courtesy: IFD

Erika Brock is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.



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