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ITHACA, N.Y. — A Cornell University student was hositalized early Sunday morning after crashing into Rand Hall on campus, officials said.

Police were called to the accident along East Avenue at 1:41 a.m. after a northbound vehicle did not turn on a curve just north of Lincoln Hall. It hit the south wall of Rand Hall, according to a news release.

The driver was seriously injured and taken to a regional medical center in an ambulance. The passenger, who is also a Cornell student, was evaluated at the scene and declined to be taken to a hospital for further treatment, officials said.

No injuries were reported from about 15 students who were in Rand Hall when the crash happened nor from pedestrians in the area.

The hall is still open with limited access to the east end of the first floor.

Cornell police said they are investigating the cause of the accident and are asking anyone with more information to call them at 607-255-1111.

The Cornell University Police were assisted at the scene by the Ithaca Police Department, Cornell University Environmental Health and Safety, Cornell University EMS, Bang’s Ambulance, Ithaca Fire Department and the New York State Police.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.