Ithaca, NY (January 31, 2019) – A serious accident that occurred between a car and a garbage truck on Thursday morning, January 31, prompted responses from police, firefighters and emergency medical crews, as well as a medical helicopter. The injurious collision happened shortly before 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Hayts Road and Hopkins Road in Ithaca, according to authorities.
Multiple crews were called to the scene including the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, Ithaca Fire Rescue, and Bangs Ambulance. Upon their arrival, responders found that a woman who had been driving an unidentified car crashed into the side of a garbage truck for reasons that have not been determined. The truck was reported to have been leaking diesel fuel and the woman was trapped inside the car.
The severely injured woman had to be extricated from the vehicle, at which point she was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital to be treated. The roadway remained closed for at least two hours as crews cleaned up the debris and police began a preliminary investigation into the incident.
First and foremost, our most genuine sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to the victim of this collision as we preserve hope for her full recovery. Unfortunately, New York truck accidents are often seriously injurious or deadly, particularly when a large vehicle such as a garbage truck is involved. While it can be terribly challenging, it is essential for the victim to know that they may have very substantial rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there are not many events as difficult as dealing with a sudden injury. Our New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to help answer any questions you may have. If you have been hurt in a New York truck accident due to the actions of another party or entity, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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