LANSING, N.Y. — Police have said that a male teenager involved in a motor vehicle accident Tuesday night has sustained life-threatening injures.

Police were called around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Lansingville Road for the reported incident.

Lt. Dan Donahue said a teen male was driving a sedan away from a person’s house when another teen male jumped on the trunk of the vehicle while it was moving. Donahue said the driver does not appear to have been driving quickly, but the other teen fell off the back of the vehicle into the roadway.

“I don’t think it was malicious,” Donahue said.

The teen who fell was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse where his condition is unknown.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police, Lansing Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance were all called to the scene.

Donahue said Lansingville Road from Dublin to Lockerby Hill roads will like be closed for the remainder of the night and into early Wednesday morning as New York State Police investigators reconstruct the scene

Jolene Almendarez

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