For Immediate Release
May 4, 2019
Critical Accident Investigation
Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 1:17 pm
Location: W. Cook and Landlord Lane
Victim(s): Adult Male (Critical Condition)
On May 4, 2019 shortly after 1:15 pm Officers responded to the intersection of W. Cook and Landlord Lane in reference to a reported Hit and Run Accident with injuries.
Officers were advised that there was a motorcycle and a dark colored passenger car involved and the motorcycle was still on scene and the rider was still down. They were also advised that witnesses had advised that the dark colored passenger car had fled the scene into the adjacent neighborhood.
Upon officers arrival on scene they located an adult male victim down on the roadway and Medics and Fire Personnel arrived on scene and began patient care. The victim was transported to a local hospital in Serious Condition. Upon their arrival at the hospital Emergency Room Physicians downgraded the victim to Critical Condition.
At this point Fatal Accident Investigators were paged to the scene along with Air Support Units to document the scene and attempt to determine the cause of the accident.
Initial reports indicate that the motorcycle was traveling East on Cook Road and as the motorcycle approached the intersection of Cook and Landlord the passenger car which was traveling West on Cook Road turned in front of the motorcycle and the motorcycle struck the passenger car.
A short time later Officers were able to locate the passenger car that was involved that had left the scene. Officers were able to locate the registered owner of the vehicle and are interviewing the owner at this time to determine who was operating the vehicle at the time of the accident.
At this time it appears that Speed and Alcohol may be contributing factors in this accident
This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.
It should be noted that during this investigation Cook Road was closed from Fritz Road to Carrington Blvd. The Roadway was opened up at 4:00 pm
Assisting in this investigation was the Fort Wayne Fire Department and the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority
Officer Mark A. Bieker
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department