Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs / Sun City Editor

An elderly female was hit by a car Wednesday evening in Downtown Ithaca.

March 8, 2018

Elderly Pedestrian Hit by a Car in Downtown Ithaca, but Is ‘Fine’

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An elderly female was hit by a motor vehicle Wednesday evening at the corner of West Buffalo Street and North Geneva Street.

According to an Ithaca Police Department press release, a “personal injury motor vehicle accident” occurred at 6:21 p.m. IPD, Bangs Ambulance and the Ithaca Fire Department responded to the accident.

“The pedestrian is being transported to [Cayuga Medical Center,] but other than that, she’s fine,” Ithaca Police Sgt. Matthew Cowen told The Sun.

According to the IPD press release, a motor vehicle making a turn onto North Geneva Street struck the pedestrian as she was walking on a crosswalk. IPD gave the car’s driver a uniformed traffic ticket for “failing to yield right of way.”