Critical Injury Motor Vehicle Accident December 17, 2017

For Immediate Release

December 17, 2017

Critical Injury Single-Vehicle Crash


Date:        12/17/2017


Time:        3:08 AM


Location:  2100 Broadway


Victim:     Female / Adult

Critical Condition


Male / Adult

Critical Condition




On Sunday, 12/17/2017, at approximately 3:08 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2100 block of Broadway reference a vehicle crash with injuries.  Initial reports indicated a vehicle struck a utility pole and the occupants were pinned/trapped inside the vehicle.  Officers arrived on scene and observed there were two occupants trapped inside the vehicle.  The driver was an adult/male and the passenger was an adult/female.  Both occupants were unconscious and unresponsive when officers first made contact with them.  Due to the extensive damage to the vehicle, the Fort Wayne Fire Department had to extricate the victims from the vehicle.  Once extricated, paramedics transported both victims to a local hospital in critical condition.


Preliminary reports indicate the vehicle was traveling southbound on Broadway at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.  The vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway, and struck a utility pole on the east side of the road.  Investigators have confirmed alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash.


Broadway will remain 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.


Assisting Agencies:  City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority


Officer Jason Anthony

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department