Critical Injury Hit-Skip Accident July 20, 2017

For Immediate Release

July 20, 2017

Bicyclist Struck Hit-Skip Critical Injury Accident


Date:                           Thursday, July 20, 2017


Time:                           12:35 a.m.


Location:                    Stellhorn Road at Oakhurst Drive


Victim:                        Male/Critical Condition




Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Stellhorn Road and Oakhurst Drive at approximately 12:35 a.m. this morning on the report of a cyclist down. Upon their arrival officers found an unresponsive male down the victim of a hit-skip accident. Medics transported him to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.


Investigators believe that the victim was riding his BMX style bicycle east on Stellhorn Road when struck by the hit-skip vehicle at Oakhurst Drive. The hit-skip vehicle fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival.  The victim was wearing a reflective safety vest at the time of the accident.


This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s office.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department