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Critical Injury Accident, Moped versus Police Vehicle / Edgehill Ave & Jacobs Ave

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For Immediate Release: September 27, 2011

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact:          Officer Raquel Foster

Office of Public Information

(260) 427-1343


Critical Injury Accident

Police Vehicle Involved


Date/Time of Incident:          September 27, 2011 / 2:45 p.m.

Location of Incident:             Edgehill Avenue & Jacobs Avenue

Victim:                                    Juvenile Male (Moped Operator), Critical Condition

                                                Juvenile Male (Moped Passenger), Serious Condition


On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Edgehill Avenue and Jacobs Avenue reference a report of a personal injury automobile accident involving a police vehicle and a moped with double riders.  Paramedics transported the operator of the moped to a local hospital where he was determined to be in critical condition.  Paramedics also transported the passenger of the moped to a local hospital where he was determined to be in serious condition.  The officer operating the police vehicle was listed in fair condition at the scene, and was transported to a local hospital for a mandatory drug and alcohol screen in accordance with department policy.


Preliminary investigation indicates that the moped was traveling north bound through a business parking lot and was attempting to cross Jacobs Avenue at Edgehill Avenue when it struck an unmarked police vehicle that was traveling east bound on Jacobs Avenue.  An unmarked police vehicle is different from a marked patrol vehicle in that it does not have the traditional police markings, decals, or emblems on its exterior, or police lights at the roof top.  This paricular vehicle also did not have a mobile data terminal, though some unmarked vehicles do.  It is not clear at this time if either the operator or passenger of the moped was wearing a helmet though a helmet was found near the scene of the accident.  This incident remains under investigation by the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T.).


Raquel Foster

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department


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