Traffic Accident Following a Pursuit

Date: June 26, 2024

Location: 7000 Coldwater Rd.

Time: 8:59 am


One adult male is in life-threatening condition, and another is in serious condition after a traffic accident with injuries, following a police pursuit. A Fort Wayne Police Department officer attempted a traffic stop in the area of 10000 Dawsons Creek Blvd. around 8:52 am for reckless driving.  The vehicle fled from police, eventually traveling South on Coldwater Rd. running the traffic light at Oakbrook PKWY and crashing into an uninvolved motorist turning north onto Coldwater from Oakbrook around 8:59am. The impact of the collision caused a secondary crash with another vehicle stopped in traffic on Coldwater.  The uninvolved motorist was transported to a local hospital in life-threatening condition.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.  There were no other injuries reported at the scene. 

The FWPD Fatal Accident Crash Team made the scene and took over the investigation and completed the processing of the scene.  Coldwater Rd is now back open.  This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.