Serious crash in Ithaca sends 5 to area hospitals

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, three people were transported to Cayuga Medical Center for minor injuries, one person was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA for non-life threatening injuries and one person was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA by helicopter, for serious injuries.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the crash.

New York State Police, New York State Park Police, Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance, Dryden Ambulance and Trumansburg Ambulance assisted at the scene.


A crash involving two vehicles has sent at least five people to area hospitals.

Tompkins County 911 dispatchers tell NewsChannel 9 that two cars collided in the 400 block of Elmira Road, also known as Route 13, around 6:30 Tuesday night.

The scene is near Ithaca’s Buttermilk Falls.

One person was airlifted to a regional trauma center. The other four were taken by ambulance. There’s no word on the seriousness of their injuries.
Traffic is being rerouted away from the crash scene.

Ithaca City Police, New York State Parks Police and New York State Police are all on scene along with rescue personnel.

This is a Developing Story. Check back for updates as they become available.

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