Woman Flown by Helicopter to Syracuse Hospital After Two-Vehicle Accident on Route 11 in Pamelia 

Special to Newzjunky.com
Published June 15,

CALCIUM, N.Y.    A 61-year-old Watertown woman was flown to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, by a LifeNet of New York helicopter after her vehicle collided with a pickup truck that was backing out of a driveway and then struck a utility pole at about 6:55 a.m. Thursday on Route 11 in the town of Pamelia about a mile south of Calcium. 

"She's conscious at this time and the injuries do not appear to be life threatening," Sheriff John P. Burns said at the scene.

Deborah L. Jeffers, of 142 Stuart St., was extricated from her vehicle at 7:52 a.m. by members of the North Pole and Calcium volunteer fire departments
using hydraulic tools.

The 2007 Hyundai was headed northbound when it was clipped by a 2005 GMC pickup truck operated by Lynne M. Wight, 49, of 12296 Route 11, Adams Center, causing the car to spin sideways sending it off the east side of the road and struck a National Grid pole.

Ms. Wight was not injured, according to an accident report. Her vehicle suffered minor damage to a tail light. She was cited with failure to yield while entering a roadway and summoned to appear in Pamelia Town Court.

Traffic was detoured on Route 11 between Bush Road in the town of Pamelia and Route 342 in the town of LeRay for over an hour.

LifeNet, a subsidiary of Air Methods Corp., based in Englewood, Colo., is stationed at Watertown International Airport in Dexter where deploys staffed helicopter services throughout the tri-county area and transport trauma patients to Syracuse hospitals.

Burns praised the new medical helicopter service stating it was better than what the county had before in terms of response time.

Guilfoyle Ambulance and National Grid assisted deputies and firefighters at the scene.

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