August 30, 2011

Woman Hospitalized After She Was Struck by Pickup

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A woman suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the Robert Packer Trauma Center in Sayre, Pa., after being struck by a black Lincoln pickup truck in downtown Ithaca around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

When police arrived, “she was alert and conscious, which was a good sign,” said John Barber, deputy chief for the Ithaca Police Department. The 46-year-old woman, who was hit by a car turning from Buffalo Street onto Meadow Street, is “in stable condition,” according to police.

The driver, a 59-year-old man, was issued a ticked for “failing [to] exercise due care for a pedestrian,” according to an IPD press release.

Police closed off sections of Meadow Street and diverted traffic.

At the scene, police used a computerized work station to “recreate the evidence precisely as it was found,” IPD Chief Ed Valley said. There was blood, along with three shoes, a bag and what appeared to be a blood-stained robe on the street.

Original Author: Jeff Stein