Man hurt after being struck by car in Franklin

A man was injured after he was hit by a car on the north side of Franklin early Tuesday.

Brian VanArsdall, 26, Washington, told police he was driving north on U.S. 31 in Franklin at 4:51 a.m. and approaching Sloan Drive when he struck Ian Smith, 21, Whiteland, according to a report from the Franklin Police Department.

Smith was not sure what had happened, but had a shoulder injury and was bleeding from the head.

He was taken to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. He was listed in critical condition on Tuesday afternoon.

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Magen Kritsch is an editorial assistant at the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2770.