Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say a man has life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle collided with an SUV on Tuesday night.
FWPD officials say that shortly before 8:00 p.m., in the 1330 Block of West Washington Center Road the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a reported motor vehicle crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle.

Upon the officer’s arrival on the scene, they located an adult male lying on the ground by the motorcycle suffering from multiple injuries. Paramedics and Fort Wayne Fire Department personnel arrived on scene assumed medical care of the victim. The victim was initially listed as having non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Police say initial information indicated that the SUV was driving West on Washington Center and the motorcycle was heading east on Washington Center. The driver of the SUV was trying to turn south into a parking lot and as the SUV was attempting to turn into the parking lot into turned into the path of the motorcycle and the two vehicles collided. A short time later, after the victim arrived at the hospital emergency room, physicians downgraded the victim to now having life-threatening injuries.

At this time the Fort Wayne Police Department Fatal Accident investigators along with the Fort Wayne Police Air Support Unit were paged to the scene to investigate and determine the sequence of events that led up to the crash and look for any contributing factors that may have led to this accident as well.

During this investigation, a short section of Eastbound Washington Center was closed however officers were able to direct traffic into the middle lanes and keep traffic moving.
This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office. Assisting in this investigation was the Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.