On February 5th, 2016 at 4:03 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies along with Groton Fire, McLean Fire, Dryden and Groton Ambulance were requested to the 800 block of Peru Road (NYS Route 38), Town of Groton for a personal injury motor vehicle accident. After completion of the investigation, deputies determined that a vehicle traveling north bound struck a disabled vehicle alongside the east side of the roadway. The vehicle had ran out of fuel and did have their hazard lights activated according to witnesses. The driver of the disabled vehicle was airlifted to Upstate Medical by helicopter for undetermined injuries and the two passengers were transported by ground to Cortland Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle that struck the disabled vehicle was not transported.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the disabled vehicle was issued a citation at the scene for Failing to Exercise Due Care When Approaching a Hazard Vehicle, a violation. The accident is still under investigation at this time and no information will be released about the involved occupants. Peru Road (NYS Route 38) was shut down for approximately 1 1/2 hours however is back open at this time.