Dog missing after serious rollover accident on Route 79

December 23, 2014 by Mark H. Anbinder

The Ithaca Fire Department says a woman was injured and her dog is missing in the wake of a serious rollover accident on Route 79 last night. Dispatchers got the call just before 7pm for a one-car accident in Brooktondale.

Photo courtesy IFD.Photo courtesy IFD.Update: Bailey was taken safely into custody. He has minor scratches and will not need medical care. A family member is taking him home.

The aftermath of a one-car rollover in Brooktondale last night. Photo courtesy of IFD.The aftermath of a one-car rollover in Brooktondale last night. Photo courtesy of IFD.Slaterville Ambulance and the Brooktondale Fire Department were first on the scene, and called in Ithaca Fire Department for assistance upon discovering a Jeep on its roof with the driver trapped inside. IFD sent a fire engine and heavy rescue unit up east hill.

Crews worked to free the driver, who was trapped upside-down, still in her seat belt, and called in a Guthrie Air medevac helicopter. The woman was freed from the Jeep in less than an hour, transported by Slaterville ambulance to the landing zone at the Brooktondale fire station, and then flown to Robert Packer Medical Center for treatment.

The missing dog is described as a black and white male Shepherd mix, who may of course be injured. We understand the dog's name may be Bailey. He was last seen on Route 79 near Landon Road, running toward the Rosebarb Farm. Anyone who finds or sees the dog should call Tompkins County Animal Control at 607-257-1822.

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