Three injured after car smashes through fence

A section of fence is missing where a car crashed through it early Thursday morning on the city's south side.
A section of fence is missing where a car crashed through it early Thursday morning on the city's south side.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Three people were hurt when the car they were in jumped a curb and landed twenty feet down an embankment early Thursday morning.

Around 1 a.m., emergency personnel were called to Phoenix Parkway behind the Public Safety Academy Ivy Tech South Campus.

Officers found a car upside-down about twenty feet down an embankment with three people inside. Sheriff’s deputies helped get the people back up the hill.

Paramedics took three people to the hospital; one in serious condition and two in fair condition.

Debris from a fence litters the road where a car (back left) crashed Thursday morning.
Debris from a fence litters the road where a car (back left) crashed Thursday morning.

The car was traveling north on the road when it came around a curve and plowed through a wooden fence. An approximate 15 feet section of the fence was splintered and shattered with pieces of the fence in the road and down the hill. The car came to a stop about twenty feet down the embankment on its roof resting up against several trees.

Skid marks on the road showed the car may have been drifting sideways as it headed towards the fence.

Investigators said speed was likely a factor in the crash, but the investigation is still ongoing.

Police have not said if the people inside the car were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

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