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Critical Injury Motorcycle Accident / I-69 SB at the I-469 EB Exit / Aug 29

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For Immediate Release: August 29th, 2012

Contact: Office of Public Information, 260 427-1343

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

 

Critical Injury Accident

 

Date/Time of Incident: August 29th, 2012/ 6:53p.m.

Location of Incident:    I-69 Southbound at the I-469 Eastbound exit

Victim:                          Adult Male, Critical Condition

                                    Adult Female, Stable Condition

 

At approximately 6:53p.m. on August 29th, 2012, the Fort Wayne Police Department, Fort Wayne Fire Department, and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority responded to a report of a critical injury accident involving a motorcycle on the ramp to go eastbound on I-469 from southbound I-69. Upon arrival, emergency personnel located an adult male and an adult female, both determined to be in critical condition by paramedics. The victims were transported to a local hospital, where the male remains in critical condition and the female has been upgraded to stable condition. The male was the driver and the female was the passenger.

 

At this time it is believed that the motorcycle was traveling southbound on I-69, and as it began to merge onto the ramp to go eastbound on I-469, an undetermined factor caused the driver to lose control of the motorcycle. Both riders were thrown from the motorcycle.

 

Both riders were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, and there were no other vehicles involved. At this time it is unknown if speed or alcohol, or any medical conditions are contributing factors.

 

The eastbound I-469 exit from southbound I-69 remained closed during the investigation.

 

 This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T.).

 

Assisting Agencies: City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.

 

Ofc. Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department


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