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Man Airlifted to Hospital After Striking Pothole With Bike

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On Wednesday, March 15th around 1:30 in the afternoon, emergency personnel responded to the 500 block of East Buffalo Street in the City of Ithaca for a report of a bicyclist who had crashed and was unconscious.


Ithaca Police who arrived on scene learned the male bicyclist had been using an Ithaca Bikeshare E-Bike. He was headed westbound on East Buffalo Street and had struck a pothole on the street which then caused him to lose control of the bike.

The man then striked the pavement head first and sustained traumatic injuries to his head and face. Bangs Ambulance responded to treat the male before he was then flown to a regional trauma center for further treatments of the injuries he sustained.

The identification of the male has not been released by Ithaca Police and his current condition is unknown at this time.

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