FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police Department officials say that several people were hurt in a crash involving two Citilink buses and an SUV. It happened at South Clinton and East Wallace just after 1 p.m.
Police said that a Citilink bus was heading southbound on Clinton and possibly ran the red light at Wallace, hitting the other bus coming through the intersection.
The crash caused one of the buses to collide with a stopped SUV on Wallace. Police said that one of the buses hit a gas line, causing a leak.
Police did say that one person is listed as having life-threatening injuries.
FWPD officials released the following:
The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a traffic accident with injuries at Wallace and Clinton Streets at 1:03 PM today. Initial information indicates that a Citilink bus was traveling South on Clinton Street and possibly ran the red light at Wallace/Clinton colliding with another Citilink bus traveling West on Wallace St. The initial impact caused one of the buses to collide with a stopped black suv on Wallace St. and the other bus to strike a gas line causing a leak. The Fire Department and NIPSCO were on the scene addressing the gas leak.
An elderly female passenger of one of the Citilink buses was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and was later downgraded to life-threatening condition by hospital staff. Currently, no other injured parties are in life threatening condition. It is unknown at this time how many people reported injuries that were involved in the accident. The Fatal Accident Crash Team were paged to take over the investigation.
Please avoid the area of Wallace/Clinton as the accident scene is being processed and investigated. This incident remains under investigation by the FWPD Fatal Accident Crash Team and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.