For Immediate Release
March 4, 2019
(Serious Condition) Accident Investigation
Date: March 4, 2019
Time: 1:52 pm
Location: Columbia Ave at Tecumseh St.
Victim(s): Adult Male (Serious Condition)
Officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Columbia Ave and Tecumseh St. in reference to a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. The initial information officers received was that this accident was possibly a motor vehicle vs a pedestrian.
Upon officers arrival they located 2 vehicles that had been involved in this accident. They were able to determine that one of the vehicles involved was in fact a parked vehicle along Columbia Ave. The vehicle parked along Columbia Ave. was a passenger car and the vehicle that struck the parked car was an SUV.
The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital in serious condition by paramedics.
Initial information regarding this accident is that the SUV was heading East on Columbia Ave. and as the vehicle approached the intersection of Tecumseh witnesses advised investigators that they observed the SUV begin to drift over and strike the rear of the parked car along Columbia.
Fatal Traffic Investigators along with the Fort Wayne Police Air Support Unit were called to the scene to further investigate this accident and speak with witnesses.
It should also be noted that Columbia Ave was closed from Tecumseh to Crescent Ave. Traffic was routed onto Tecumseh until the roadway was re-opened after the investigation was completed
This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department.
Assisting in this incident was the Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority
Officer Mark A. Bieker
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department