Automobile Accident, Pedestrian Struck / Parnell Avenue & Ridgewood Drive, October 3
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.
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department