FWPD: Man on bike struck by vehicle, critically hurt

FWPD investigates after a person was found in the middle of Stellhorn Road critically injured on July 20, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police believe a man was struck by a vehicle on Stellhorn Road early Thursday morning.

According to police, around 12:30 a.m. a driver on Stellhorn Road saw a man in the middle of the road near Oakhurst Drive. The driver and an off-duty police officer stopped to help.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital in critical condition, according to police.

FWPD investigates after a person was found in the middle of Stellhorn Road critically injured on July 20, 2017.

A bicycle was found near the man on the concrete median divider. FWPD Spokesman Officer Michael Joyner said investigators believe the man was riding a BMX-style bike east on Stellhorn when he was struck by a vehicle that did not stop.

Early Thursday morning police did not have information on a possible suspect vehicle.

A bumper or possible quarter-panel was near the bicycle, but police didn’t know if that came from the possible suspect vehicle.

Joyner said the bicyclist was wearing a reflective safety vest when he was struck.

Because of the investigation the eastbound lanes of Stellhorn Road were closed for several hours.

The name of the bicyclist has not been released.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run crash is asked to call Fort Wayne police or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.

The incident is under investigation.