Critical Injury Motor Vehicle Accident October 31, 2016

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2016

Critical Injury Crash

 

Date: October 31, 2016

 

Time: 7:51 PM

 

Location: 4800 Hatfield Dr

 

Victims:                Juvenile Male / Critical Condition

Juvenile Male/ Critical Condition

Juvenile Female / Serious to Good condition

Adult Female / Good Condition

Adult Female / Good Condition

Adult Female / Good Condition

 

Details:

 

On October 31, 2016, at 7:51 PM, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of an injury accident in the 4800 block of Hatfield Rd. Officers arrived and located two vehicles involved in a head-on crash. Three juveniles were in one vehicle. One juvenile male was determined to be in critical condition at the scene, and remains in critical condition at a local hospital. A second juvenile male was determined to be in serious condition at the scene but was later downgraded to critical condition once at the hospital. The third juvenile female was determined to in serious condition at the scene and remains in serious to good condition.  The remaining three involved adults are in good condition

 

Initial information indicates that a vehicle was traveling northbound on Hatfield Rd. when it crossed the center line, and suddenly jerked right as if to return to its lane, causing the back end of the vehicle to swing around and cause the second vehicle that was southbound to strike the northbound vehicle’s left side/back end as it swung around. The northbound vehicle contained the juveniles, and was driven by an adult female who is in good condition. Alcohol and speed are suspected to be factors regarding this driver. It is currently unknown if the juveniles were restrained, as investigators are working to determine that.

 

The southbound vehicle contained two adult females; both are in good condition.

 

The driver of the northbound vehicle was taken to the Fort Wayne Police Department for further investigation and testing. If and when charges are appropriate, they will be filed by the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Fatal Alcohol Crash Team and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

FACT Team Investigators are currently processing the scene, taking measurements and collecting evidence in an attempt to reconstruct the scene.

 

This investigation remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Fatal Alcohol Crash Team and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Assisting agencies: Fort Wayne Fire Dept., Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.

 

Ofc. Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department