Emergency personnel tend to the rider of the mo-ped involved in Friday evening’s accident on Ind. 25, south of CR 200S. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union.
Emergency personnel tend to the rider of the mo-ped involved in Friday evening’s accident on Ind. 25, south of CR 200S. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union.
A Warsaw man was transported to a Fort Wayne hospital Friday with a severe head injury after the mo-ped he was driving struck a guard rail for an unknown reason.
According to a press release from Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, KCSD deputies and emergency personnel responded Friday at approximately 5:15 p.m. to a 911 report of a mo-ped crash on Ind. 25 south of CR 250S, also referred to as “Devil's Backbone.”
Officers located the driver, identified as Shannon L. Hursey, 38, Warsaw, in the roadway suffering from a severe head injury. Hursey was airlifted to Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, and is currently in stable condition.
Kosciusko County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team members said that the initial investigation has determined that Hursey was southbound on Ind. 25 driving his mo-ped, and for an unknown reason, struck a guard rail on the west side of the roadway. Hursey was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Kosciusko County FACT was assisted with the investigation by the Warsaw/Wayne Township Fire Territory, Burket Fire Department,Multi-Township EMS, Warsaw Police Department and the KCSD.