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Pedestrian Struck March 7, 2014

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For Immediate Release

March 7, 2014

Pedestrian Struck

 

Date:                                   Friday, March 7, 2014

 

Time:                                   8:35 p.m.

 

Location:                              Meyer Road 150’ North of New Haven Avenue

 

Victim:                                  Male/Adult

                                            Critical Condition

 

Details:

 

The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a pedestrian struck on Meyer Road north of New Haven Avenue at approximately 8:35 p.m. this evening. Once on scene officers did find an adult male down in the roadway unresponsive. He was transported to a local hospital where physicians have determined his condition to be critical.

 

Investigators have determined that the victim was walking in the roadway northbound on Meyer Road when the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder who was also northbound on Meyer struck the victim. A witness to the incident traveling the opposite direction told investigators that the victim was dressed in all dark clothing and was extremely hard to see. The driver of the Nissan stated to investigators that he never saw the victim before impacting with him. It was also discovered that the victim was wearing stereo headphones at the time of the accident. At this time there is no reason to believe that the driver was under the influence, but as is protocol in this types of investigations a blood draw will be conducted to conclusively rule in or out the presence of alcohol or drugs.

 

This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroners office, and the Allen County Prosecutors office.

 

Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department

 


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