Date of Release: March 19, 2021
On Monday, March 15, 2021, at approximately 1:50pm, officers from the Homer Police
Department responded to the Homer Guthrie Medical Building, located at 82 Copeland
Ave, for a reported personal injury auto collision involving a building and a pedestrian.
When officers arrived, they determined that 17-year-old male operator struck the north
side of the medical building and then a pedestrian, who was standing next the building.
The pedestrian, an 18-year-old female from Homer, was transported by TLC Ambulance
to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse non-life-threatening injuries. The operator of the vehicle
and his 17-year-old male passenger declined medical attention at the scene. The building
sustained minor structural damage, which will require repair but according to the village
codes officer does not dictate the premises to be closed.
The cause of this collision is still under investigation as officers are interviewing
witnesses. The names of all involved parties are not being released due to their ages.
Members of the Homer Fire Department along with crews from TLC Ambulance assisted
at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Homer Police
Department at 607-749-2022.