Two Car Personal Injury Crash in Ithaca

On Tuesday, February 12th, at approximately 4:45 PM, the Ithaca Police

Department was called to respond to a serious motor vehicle accident which

occurred at the intersection of S. Meadow St. (NYS Rt. 13 N) and W. Green

St. (NYS Rt. 79 E). The accident was reported to have involved at least

one vehicle which had rolled over onto its top.

Upon arrival, officers observed a maroon Ford Sport Utility style pick up

truck inverted, which had come to rest on its roof, facing southbound

(against the flow of traffic) just north of the intersection. Another

involved vehicle, a Chevy Cobalt, was found to have sustained significant

damages and had come to rest east of the intersection, with debris from

both vehicles littered throughout the intersection and surrounding area.

The operator of the Ford SUV/pick up, a 64 year old female from

Slaterville, NY, was entrapped inside the vehicle upon officers’ arrival.

The Ithaca Police Department assisted the Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs

Ambulance personnel as they worked to extricate and treat the operator

from the inverted vehicle.

A portion of the Ithaca Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team was

called to the scene as it appeared that there was high probability of

serious physical injury. A Guthrie Air helicopter was also summoned.

Northbound traffic on NYS Route 13 (S. Meadow St.) at the intersection

with NYS Rt. 79 E (W. Green St.) was completely shut down and detoured

east for over an hour and a half, during the rush hour time period, as

emergency responders worked to free the operator from the inverted

vehicle, treat her injuries, investigate the circumstances of the

accident, and clean up the roadway allowing for safe travel.

 

The helicopter response was cancelled after some time as injuries did not

appear to be of a serious nature and the driver of the Ford SUV/pick up

was transported to Robert Packard Hospital in Sayre, PA by Bangs Ambulance

for evaluation and treatment. No serious injuries were believed to have

been sustained by the operator.

The operator of the Chevy Cobalt, a 24 year old male from Candor, NY, was

evaluated on scene by Bangs Ambulance personnel and was not transported to

the hospital for treatment.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the Ford SUV/pick up passed a

red light while headed northbound on Rt. 13, causing a right angle type

collision as the Chevy Cobalt traveled eastbound on Rt. 79.

No charges have been filed at this time as the accident is still under

investigation.

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