Update at 3:40 p.m. — Police said an altercation also happened at the scene of an accident that happened on Ithaca’s West Side Thursday afternoon.

The driver of the red Honda Accord allegedly was involved with an argument with the driver of another vehicle — possibly involving road rage or a dispute, Officer Jamie Williamson said.

He said the vehicles continued driving east on West Court Street where the red Honda Accord ran a red light.

After the vehicle collided with a blue Ford Focus headed north on North Meadow Street, the driver of the red Honda Accord and the occupants of the vehicle originally involved in the argument began to be confrontational with each other.

Police are still investigating the incident.

Update at 2:13 p.m. — One person was transported to the hospital in a Thursday afternoon crash on Ithaca’s west side.

Police said a red Honda Accord ran a red light at the intersection of West Court and North Meadow streets. The driver ran into a blue Ford Focus with two people in it.

One of the people in the Ford Focus was transported to a hospital by Bangs Ambulance, Sgt. Robert Brotherton, of the Ithaca Police Department said.

He said the four passengers in the Honda Accord were not injured, but the driver was ticketed for running a red light.

The crash is still an open investigation and other charges involving the incident may be pending, he said.

ITHACA, N.Y. — Emergency responders are on the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Ithaca’s west side Thursday afternoon.


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Bangs Ambulance, Ithaca firefighters and Ithaca police were called to the scene at the intersection of West Court Street and North Meadow Street around 1:15 p.m.

Traffic is backed up in the area.

No word yet on the extent of injuries but we’ll provide updates as they become available.

Here’s a photo from Jolene Almendarez, who is at the scene:

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.