FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Police are investigating a crash that left multiple pedestrians injured early Tuesday morning.
Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a crash at the 2300 block of Meyer Road just after 6:30 a.m. regarding a truck that crashed into two pedestrians.
FWPD Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena says four people were walking south Meyer Road when a truck lost control, hitting two of them.
“One of the persons was taken to the hospital and did have life-threatening injuries, the other was treated on the scene by medics and refused further medical,” Sgt. Rosales-Scatena said.
A few hundred feet away from the crash is New Haven resident Aaron Bremer’s office.
“They had police officers on both sides of the road, stopping traffic and diverting it to different directions. I ended up having to go a couple of miles out of my way just to avoid what was happening,” Bremer said.
He says the roads by his office are quite icy from the snowstorm over the weekend.
“I think with it getting cold and melting again the snow and the ice kinda came back a little bit overnight,” Bremer said.
This is why Rosales-Scatena says drivers need to be especially cautious during this time.
“Know that when we do have these heavy snowfalls that people may be in the roadway because they don’t have another choice so just take a little extra precaution. See where you are, do as best you can, and don’t exceed the posted speed limit because it just makes it that much more difficult to stop if there’s someone or something in your pathway,” Sgt. Rosales-Scatena said.
Police want to remind businesses that their sidewalks need to be clear for pedestrian traffic.
If you’re walking around when it’s dark, it’s recommended you wear light-colored or reflective clothing.
Officers are still investigating the crash.