CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. – A man is listed in critical condition after driving into a gas station pump in the town of Cortlandville Wednesday night, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.
At around 10:07 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the Red Apple/Kwik Fill gas station located at 1057 Route 13 in Cortlandville.
A 42-year-old male driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee struck the gas pumps at the station, causing significant damage to the pumps, according to the sheriff’s office.
A gas station employee was able to shut off the pumps in order to prevent further damage and gas leaks, according to Lt. Rob Derksen with the sheriff’s office.
The driver was transported to Upstate University Hospital, where he is being treated for an undisclosed medical condition, Lt. Derksen said. He is listed in “critical, but stable” condition.
Just prior to the crash, the man was involved in a domestic argument at his residence in which he struck a woman with his vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. She suffered a minor leg injury as a result of the incident.
The sheriff’s office has not released the man’s identity. Anyone with information about the crash or the domestic incident is asked to contact Sgt. John Gallagher at the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office by calling 607-758-5562.