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Critical Injury Automobile Accident / 8200 Northriver Rd

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For Immediate Release: November 8, 2011

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact:           Officer Raquel Foster

Office of Public Information

(260) 427-1343


Critical Injury Automobile Accident


Date/Time of Incident:     November 8, 2011 / 1:28 p.m.

Location of Incident:         8200 Northriver Road

Victim:                               Adult Male, Critical Condition



Today at approximately 1:28 p.m., the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 8200 block of Northriver Road reference a report of a personal injury automobile accident involving two vehicles.  A New Haven Police Officer, who was first on the scene, observed two vehicles off of the roadway, a maroon-colored Mercury and a maroon-colored Honda.  The driver and sole occupant of the maroon-colored Honda was trapped inside the vehicle.  There was smoke coming from this vehicle and flames erupted from the engine compartment.  The responding New Haven officer put out the flames using a department-issued fire extinguisher.  The driver of the vehicle was extricated by members of the Fort Wayne Fire Department and he was transported from the scene.  He was determined to be in critical condition at a local hospital.


Preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Mercury was traveling west bound on Northriver Road and passed another vehicle.  The driver of the Mercury lost control of the vehicle and collided with the oncoming Honda which was traveling east bound on Northriver Road.  At this time, speed appears to be a factor in this collision.


This incident continues to be investigated by the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T), and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.


Assisting Agencies: New Haven Police Department, Allen County Sheriff Department, City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.


Raquel Foster 

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department




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