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Critical Injury Accident/Pedestrian Struck, 500 E. Brackenridge, Oct. 26, 2012

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For Immediate Release:  10/26/2012

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact:           Officer Jason Anthony

                        Office of Public Information

                        (260) 427-1343


Critical Injury Accident- Pedestrian Struck


Incident Date:               10/26/2012                 

Incident Time:               12:38 AM

Incident Location:         500 East Brackenridge Street

Victim:                          Adult Male / Critical Condition                


On Friday, 10/26/2012, at approximately 12:38 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 500 block of East Brackenridge Street reference an unknown problem.  Officers arrived on scene and observed a pedestrian had been struck by a Three Rivers Ambulance Authority Supervisor vehicle.  The medic supervisor that was driving the vehicle was rendering medical aid to the victim when officers arrived.  The victim was conscious and responsive at the scene.  He was transported to a local hospital by paramedics in serious condition.  The victim’s condition was downgraded to critical condition by a physician at the hospital.    

Preliminary reports indicate the victim was involved in a domestic dispute inside a vehicle in the 500 block of East Brackenridge Street prior to the crash.  During the dispute, the victim exited the passenger seat and began jumping on the hood of the vehicle.  When the he stopped jumping on the hood, the female he was arguing with was able to drive away.  Shortly thereafter, the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority supervisor was driving eastbound in the 500 block of East Brackenridge Street.  Reports indicate the victim intentionally jumped in front of the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority vehicle as it drove past him.      


Brackenridge Street remained closed to all traffic while the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T) investigated the incident and processed the scene.  This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  


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


Officer Jason Anthony

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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