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INDIANAPOLIS — Two people were injured Wednesday morning when they were hit by a vehicle on I-65 on Indy’s northwest side.

Indiana State Police say a driver ran out of gas near I-465, and pulled over to the left shoulder.

“Unfortunately, in that area, the left shoulder is not big enough to fit an entire car,” Sgt. John Perrine said.

A friend came by to help and pulled over as well. Sgt. Perrine said the two people were outside their cars, standing along the median wall. That’s when a third vehicle driving along the left lane of I-65 South crashed into the second car, causing it to hit the two people. They were taken to the hospital. Perrine believes their injuries are not life-threatening.

“I would just ask drivers to constantly be aware of where those safe places to pull over may be, in case your car does break down,” Perrine said. “Maybe you can get to a bigger shoulder by crossing some lanes of traffic.”

The driver of the third vehicle was also taken to the hospital, but is okay.