September 29, 2000

C.U. Employee Struck, Injured by Minivan

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A 41-year old Cornell University employee was injured at 4:42 p.m. yesterday when a 1995 Plymouth minivan struck him as he was crossing Tower Road.

Anita Affeldt, 58, an administrative manager in the Asian American Studies department, collided with Michael Hynes while making a left turn from Tower Road onto Garden Road, according to Ithaca Police Sergeant John Barber.

Hynes, an accounts representative in the Office of the Bursar, sustained lacerations above his left eye and complained of pain to his left knee after the accident.

Ithaca Police, Cornell Police and the Ithaca Fire Department reported to the scene, and an ambulance took Hynes to Cayuga Medical Center, where he was treated and released later that evening, a hospital spokesperson said.

Ithaca Police issued a summons to Affeldt “for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a cross walk,” Barber said. He explained that this is considered a violation offense.

“The fine structure is set by the court … If she had been drinking, the penalty would be more serious, but this is just an accident,” Barber explained.

He did not know if Hynes planned to take legal action against Affeldt.

Archived article by Ken Meyer