November 22, 2001

Authorities Probe Student Accident

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City of Ithaca Police (IPD) are still investigating this Monday’s incident that left one Cornell student injured after they were struck my a moving vehicle on North Campus.

The incident occurred on Thurston Ave. in front of the Noyes Language Lab.

Both the Cornell University and Ithaca Police responded to the scene where witnesses said they saw the victim in the street and the car that allegedly hit her stopped along the road going to her aid.

Linda Grace-Kobas, director of the Cornell News Service, finds that while the IPD continue to investigate the logistics of the incident, the student inured was expected to be released from Cayuga Medical Center that night.

“[The victim was] expected to be released with a broken ankle,” Kobas said.

Although investigators could not comment further about the case, Kobas notes that they are working to determine the cause of the crash by examining different aspects of the night in question.

“We have not heard whether IPD will place any charges on the driver [of the vehicle that struck the student]. [Police said] it was raining heavily and that may have an effect on the outcome,” Kobas added.

The News Service hopes to receive more information about the incident during or after the holidays when police should have more information to disclose about the case.

Archived article by Carlos Perkins