On December 7, 2021, at 9:29 PM, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to Coliseum Boulevard and Lake Avenue in reference to a female lying in the roadway.
Fort Wayne Police Department news release:
Vehicle Crash Involving Pedestrian
Date: December 7, 2021
Time: 9:29 PM
Location: North Coliseum Boulevard and Lake Avenue
On Tuesday, 12/07/2021, at approximately 9:29 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Coliseum Blvd. and Lake Avenue reference a female lying in the roadway. Officers arrived and located the female/adult victim lying in the middle of Coliseum Blvd. with a severe injury to her arm. Officers determined the victim’s injuries were the result of a vehicle crash. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in serious condition. Upon arriving at the hospital her condition was downgraded to life-threatening by a physician.
Preliminary information indicates a passenger car was traveling southbound on Coliseum Blvd. when the pedestrian victim walked into the path of the vehicle while attempting to cross Coliseum Blvd. Evidence suggests the victim was attempting to cross the roadway in an area where pedestrian crossing is not intended. The driver and front seat passenger of the passenger car were not injured in the crash. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
Southbound Coliseum Blvd. will be closed to all traffic at Lake Avenue while investigators process the scene. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers at (260) 229-7867 or toll-free at 1-800-237-7867 or the Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 427-1201. You can also use the P3 app on your Android phone or Apple phone here. They are also available on Facebook. You can submit your tip anonymously.