Critical Injury Accident July 9, 2017

For Immediate Release

July 9, 2017

Critical Injury Hit-Skip Vehicle Crash


Date:         07/09/2017


Time:        8:50 PM


Location:  West Jefferson Blvd.

and Reckeweg Road


Victim:     Male / Adult

Critical Condition




On Sunday, 07/09/2017, at approximately 8:50 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of West Jefferson Blvd. and Reckeweg Road.  Witnesses reported a motorcycle and SUV were involved in the crash.  Witnesses stated the SUV fled the scene driving northbound on Reckeweg Road.  Officers arrived on scene and located the driver of the motorcycle in the middle of the intersection.  Paramedics transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital in critical condition.


Officers located the SUV that fled the scene in the 1700 block of Reckeweg Road.  The driver of the SUV is in police custody and it appears alcohol was a factor in the crash.  Criminal charges are pending at this time.


Preliminary reports indicate the motorcyclist was driving westbound on West Jefferson Blvd.  The SUV was driving eastbound on West Jefferson Blvd. attempting to turn left onto northbound Reckeweg Road.  The driver of the SUV failed to yield the right of way and turned left into the path of the motorcyclist.  The driver was the sole occupant on the motorcycle.  The SUV had several occupants and no injuries were reported.


Westbound traffic on West Jefferson Blvd. is closed to all traffic while Crash Investigators process the scene.  This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


Officer Jason Anthony

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department