October 23, 2013

Cyclist Slams Into Parked Truck; Man Flown to Trauma Center

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By AKANE OTANI

A male cyclist riding down East Seneca Street Wednesday afternoon slammed into the back of a parked Verizon truck, receiving several injuries and needing to be flown out for medical treatment.

The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m., when the man — riding west — crashed into the truck near the Hilton Garden Inn, according to a press release from the Ithaca Police Department.

The Ithaca Police Department, Bangs Ambulance and Ithaca Fire Rescue came to the area near the hotel and found the man had sustained injuries to his head and lower leg area. Emergency responders set up a landing zone at Titus Flats, and a helicopter flew the man out to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., according to the Ithaca Fire Department.

As of Wednesday evening, the man remained in “fair condition,” IPD said in the press release. Ithaca Police are investigating the accident.

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