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Automobile Accident, Pedestrian Struck / Parnell Avenue & Ridgewood Drive, October 3

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For Immediate Release:

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact: Office of Public Information, (260) 427-1343



Serious Crash Investigation


Pedestrian: Male/17 of Fort Wayne

Driver: Male/35 of Fort Wayne

Vehicle: Silver 2008 GMC Acadia


On Monday, October 3, at 5:29 PM Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Parnell Ave and Ridgewood Dr in reference to a pedestrian struck crash. Once Officers arrived they found a seventeen year old male unresponsive lying near the curb of the North bound lanes of Parnell Ave. Medics arrived and transported the man to a local Hospital in critical condition.

The F.A.C.T. Team was called in and took over the investigation. According to witnesses, the male pedestrian had just gotten off a Citilink bus at a scheduled stop at Parnell and Ridgewood. The pedestrian then started to cross in front of the bus from the East side of Parnell to the West side. A silver GMC Acadia was North bound on Parnell passing the bus when it struck the Pedestrian.

Alcohol dose not appear to be a factor in this crash and no charges were brought on the driver. The pedestrian remains in a local hospital in critical condition.


This case remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office.  

Scott Tegtmeyer

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department

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