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Toddler Struck by Vehicle / 900 E. Lewis St

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

City of Fort Wayne Police Department




Toddler Struck by Vehicle


On Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at approximately 3:45 p.m. in the 900 block of E. Lewis St. the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a child struck by a vehicle.  Upon arrival a one-year-old female was found alert.  The toddler was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.  At the time of this release the child was downgraded to critical condition.


Preliminary investigations indicate that a female driver was driving a full size SUV out of the attached garage that had been backed inside.  The child was lying on the pavement and the driver of the SUV did not see the child striking it with the vehicle.


This incident remains under investigation with the Fort Wayne Police Department, FACT Team and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.


Liza Thomas

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department


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