Critical Injury Accident June 21, 2017

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2017

Critical Injury Accident


Date:                           Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Time:                           2:40 p.m.


Location:                    Third Street and Oakland Street




Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a moped and its operator trapped underneath a passenger after the two collided in the intersection of Third Street and Oakland Street. Officers arrived and confirmed that the moped operator was still underneath the passenger car and unresponsive. Firefighters freed the victim and he was then transported to a local hospital where he was determined to be in critical condition.


Investigators have learned from witness accounts that the moped was traveling south on Oakland Street approaching Third Street, it failed to yield the right of way of a passenger car that was traveling east on Third Street. Both vehicles collided in the intersection. The operator of the passenger car, although not injured as a result of the collision was transported to a local hospital after becoming distraught over the crash.


This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department’s FACT Team, and the Allen County Prosecutors office.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department