Suspected drunk driver causes three-vehicle crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say that a suspected drunk driver caused a three-vehicle crash Tuesday that left a woman with life-threatening injuries.

FWPD officials say that dispatch received calls around 8 a.m. reporting a speeding black Cadillac on East State Boulevard close to the hospital. It was shortly after that that a crash was reported at East State and Hobson. Police think the Cadillac hit a vehicle that was heading south on Hobson. The collision caused that vehicle to hit another that was traveling north.

Police say that after the crash, the driver of the Cadillac took off on foot but was apprehended a short time later. He was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. Police say he will undergo testing for drugs and alcohol.

The woman driving the vehicle that was southbound on Hobson was critically hurt in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle was not hurt.

Police say that charges for the driver are pending.

FWPD officials released the following:

The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a three vehicle accident that occurred 8/9/22 at 8:04am at the intersection of E.State Blvd. and Hobson Rd. Dispatch received multiple calls that a “black Cadi was speeding and blew two traffic lights” in the area of State and Beacon. A short time later an accident occurred at E.State and Hobson involving a black Cadillac. Preliminary information indicates that the black Cadillac was traveling East on State colliding with another vehicle that was traveling South on Hobson, causing that vehicle to crash into another vehicle that was North on Hobson. After the collision, the driver of the Cadillac took off on foot from the accident and was later apprehended by Northeast FWPD Officers blocks from the crash. It appears that speed and alcohol are factors in the collision. The suspect driver was taken to a local hospital to be treated for potential injuries and tested for drugs and alcohol. The adult female driver of the vehicle that was south bound was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The male adult driver of the north bound vehicle was uninjured. Charges are pending for the suspect driver.

The State/Hobson intersection was closed while the scene is thoroughly processed.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team and the Prosecutor’s Office.