Elmira Police vehicle damaged in MVA

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Update 7/10/21: On Jul 9., at approximately 5:26 p.m., an Elmira Police vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Clemens Center Parkway and E. Church St.

The police vehicle was eastbound on E. Church St. with the emergency lights and siren activated responding to assist another officer.

A 2012 Buick Lacrosse was traveling northbound on Clemens Center Parkway, when the vehicles collided in the intersection.

Both drivers reported minor injuries, the driver of the police vehicle did seek medical attention at Arnot Hospital for his injuries. The driver of the Buick was attended to by Erway Ambulance and Elmira Fire Department on scene. Both vehicles sustained major damage and were towed from the scene.

Any witnesses to the accident are requested to call 607-737-5626 to assist in the investigation of this accident.


Church Street in Elmira was blocked off on Friday afternoon after an accident involving an Elmira Police vehicle.

The vehicle was loaded onto a truck outside of Catholic Charities in Elmira around 6 p.m. No other vehicle was at the scene when 18 News arrived. The police vehicle suffered heavy damage to its front passenger side and a fire truck left the scene as the vehicle was being towed.

This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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