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Pedestrian Struck October 26, 2013

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Fatal Accident



Incident Date:               10/16/2013                 

Incident Time:               6:47 PM

Incident Location:         4100 Hiawatha Blvd

Victims:                        1 year old male toddler, deceased


On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 6:47 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4100 block of Hiawatha Blvd on a report of an injury accident. Upon arrival, officers located a male toddler appearing to be in critical condition. The toddler was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff.


The initial investigation has revealed that family members were rearranging vehicles parked in the driveway of the home. While moving an SUV, the toddler, who was outside, was struck by the SUV and became pinned underneath. Fire and Medic personnel were able to free the toddler and determined he was in critical condition, and took him to a hospital.


At this time it does not appear alcohol played a factor. There were no other injuries or vehicles involved. Investigators remain on scene processing the scene and taking measurements. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department.


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


Officer Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department


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