One seriously injured after commercial vehicle strikes pedestrian on Rt. 13

Police are investigating a crash involving a commercial vehicle and pedestrian on State Route 13 in the City of Ithaca.

The accident happened around 11:28 pm near Willow Avenue, according to the Ithaca Police Department. They say a pedestrian, who was not identified, was struck by the commercial vehicle – and suffered a serious head injury.

That person was airlifted to a regional trauma center.

The New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Crash Reconstruction Unit has responded to the scene.

Police say Route 13 was reduced to one-lane, and would return to normal traffic flow at some point during the morning hours.

Anyone with information – or who may have seen the accident – is urged to call the Ithaca Police Department.

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