Update:  Both lanes were reopened to traffic after a LifeNet helicopter began transporting the male victim to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

State Trooper Monica Sacco said police were able to determine that the driver of the motorcycle quickly applied his breaks, which got “locked up” before falling off his bike. It’s not immediately clear why the driver applied his breaks and police said they were unable to talk to him because he was in and out of consciousness. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Officials said they’ll continue investigating the crash.

ITHACA, NY – A person was airlifted to a regional trauma center after a motorcycle accident on Dryden Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials responded to a call around 2:33 p.m. and arrived at the scene of the crash between the 700 and 800 blocks of Dryden Road.

New York State Police, Cornell University Police, Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance responded.

The injured person was airlifted via Lifenet helicopter.

Both lanes are closed to traffic near the 700 and 800 blocks of Dryden Road.

Michael Smith

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