Flown by Helicopter to Syracuse Hospital After Two-Vehicle
Accident on Route 11 in Pamelia
Special to Newzjunky.com
Published June 15, 2012
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
Route 11 in the
town of Pamelia about a mile south of Calcium.
conscious at this time and the injuries do not appear to
be life threatening," Sheriff John P. Burns said at
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
using hydraulic tools.
2007 Hyundai was headed northbound when it was clipped by
a 2005 GMC pickup
truck operated by Lynne
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
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
Guilfoyle Ambulance and National Grid assisted deputies
and firefighters at the scene.
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