Update 8:30 p.m. —

One woman was airlifted to a regional hospital on Monday afternoon after she was hit by her vehicle on the 300 block of Elmira Road, according to a news release from the Ithaca Police Department.

Here’s the account given by police:

The woman, whose name has not been released, was having difficulty starting her car around 4:43 p.m. on Monday. She then stood in front of the car, unable to get it to start.

However, with the woman still in front, the vehicle was somehow “able to get started,” police said in a news release. The vehicle went into gear and then ran the woman over, pinning her between the pavement and the stone curbing.

The woman was removed from underneath the vehicle before police arrived on scene. Still, she sustained “significant internal injuries” and had to be flown to the trauma center.

Foul play is not suspect. The extent of the woman’s injuries aren’t known at this time, a police press release said.

Earlier —

Ithaca, N.Y. — One person was flown to an area hospital by a medical helicopter that landed in Ithaca Monday afternoon.


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Bangs Ambulance and Ithaca Fire Department personnel could be seen taking someone on a stretcher from an ambulance to a medical Life-Net helicopter around 5:15 p.m. on Monday.

The helicopter is en route with the patient to the hospital, according to the Tompkins County 911 Dispatch Center.

The dispatch center said there was a report of a “serious” accident on Route 13/Elmira Road in the city.

The initial dispatch call was for a vehicle accident, but this has not been confirmed. The 911 dispatcher said the accident reportedly occurred near the Kwik Fill on the 300 block of Elmira Road.

There’s no word yet on the severity of the injuries or how they were sustained. The medical helicopter could be seen descending over Ithaca and landing near the Parkside Apartments off of Titus Avenue.

Here’s a photo of the helicopter landing:

We’ll provide updates as they become available.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.