Man airlifted to hospital after medical emergency leads to west end crash

A man who “suffered an unknown medical condition causing him to lose control of the vehicle” was airlifted to a nearby medical center after a one-car crash in Ithaca’s west end on Monday afternoon.

A driver crashed into the Ithaca Stoveworks building after suffering a medical emergency. Photo courtesy Aaron M. Hill.

A driver crashed into the Ithaca Stoveworks building after suffering a medical emergency. Photo courtesy Aaron M. Hill.

Sergeant Jeffrey Cole of the Ithaca Police Department tells us police officers and responders from Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance were called to the scene at 1:12pm after the man lost control and drove into the Ithaca Stoveworks building on the corner of Meadow Street (Route 13 north) and West Green Street.

Ithaca Fire Department responders had to extricate the man from the car, which had partially driven under the building’s front porch, facing Meadow Street.

The man, in his mid 60s, was airlifted from a landing zone at Titus Flats to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment.

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