INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana State Police spokesman says a trooper is recovering a day after he was thrown over a highway guardrail by a crash while he was outside his patrol car checking on a stopped van.

Trooper Ronneal Williams was taken to a hospital in serious condition after the Wednesday morning crash along Interstate 865 in suburban Indianapolis.

Sgt. John Perrine says Williams remained hospitalized Thursday with a broken arm and severe bruises but is doing well.

Perrine says Williams was standing along the passenger side of a van that had stopped on the highway’s shoulder when a car driven by a 19-year-old man hit the trooper’s car. That impact knocked the patrol car into the van, which hit Williams and sent him over the guardrail.