Critical Injury Accident May 8, 2017

For Immediate Release

May 8, 2017

Critical Injury Accident



Date:                           Monday, May 8, 2017


Time:                           6:10 p.m.


Location:                    Lake Avenue and Laverne Avenue


Victim:                        Adult Male/Critical Condition




Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Lake and Laverne Avenues at approximately 6:10 p.m. on the report of a mini-bike that had collided with a construction barricade. Once on scene officers observed an adult male down and unresponsive on Lake at Laverne. Medics transported the male to a local hospital where he was determined to be in critical condition.


A witness account indicates that the male was on his minibike traveling westbound on Lake Avenue when collided head on with a construction barricade that was positioned in the roadway to indicate the road’s closure. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash.


This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department’s FACT Team.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department