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Man in critical condition after being struck by Ambulance Authority vehicle

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 5:43 am

A man was in critical condition Friday morning after he reportedly jumped in front of a Three Rivers Ambulance Authority vehicle in the 500 block of East Brackenridge Street.

Fort Wayne police report that they were called to the scene at 12:38 a.m. Friday, where they found the medic supervisor whose vehicle had struck the man providing medical treatment to the injured man. At that point, the man – whom police did not identify – was conscious and responsive. He was taken to a local hospital by paramedics in serious condition, but a physician treating the man at the hospital downgraded his condition to critical.

Police said preliminary reports indicate the man who was struck was involved in a domestic dispute inside a vehicle in the 500 block of East Brackenridge Street prior to the crash. During the dispute, the victim exited the passenger seat and began jumping on the hood of the vehicle. When the he stopped jumping on the hood, the female he was arguing with was able to drive away. Shortly thereafter, the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority supervisor was driving eastbound in the 500 block of East Brackenridge Street, police said, adding that reports indicate the victim intentionally jumped in front of the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority vehicle as it drove past him.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. The Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority helped at the scene.