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HOBART — Police on Wednesday asked for tips about a driver who "brake checked" and injured a motorcyclist during a road rage incident Sunday.

Hobart police found the motorcyclist and his bike lying in the westbound lane of 37th Avenue near North Lake Park Avenue about 5:20 p.m. after they were dispatched for a crash, Lt. James Gonzales said.

Paramedics arrived and began treating the rider, who told officers he and the driver of a brown SUV had exchanged words at U.S. 6 and Ind. 51 before traveling west on 37th Avenue.

The motorcyclist said he was behind the SUV when its driver abruptly stopped, causing him to hit the back of the SUV. The SUV went west on 37th Avenue, police said.

The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about the driver of the SUV is asked to contact Gonzales at or 219-942-4405.

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Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.