Palmyra woman severely injured in car/propane truck crash

On Thursday (11/9) at approximately 2:05p.m. State Police investigated a car/propane delivery truck accident on Armington Road in the Town of Manchester.

A vehicle operated by Hana Timbs, age 22, of Palmyra traveling westbound on Armington Road struck a propane truck from behind that was parked in front of 4194 Armington Road.

The propane employee, Patrick Rutherford, age 47, from Farmington, was filing tanks in the back of the residence when the crash happened. He ran to the passenger car, fully engulfed in flames, and was able to pull Timbs across the street before the car exploded. He suffered minor injuries in pulling her from the vehicle.

The Finger Lakes Ambulance and the Citizens Hose Company from Shortsville provided care to Timbs, who had burns on her body, until she could be airlifted by Mercy Flight to Strong Hospital.

Luckily, there was only a small leak of propane from the crash, so the truck never really exploded. Timbs remains in guarded condition with family at her side.

Hana, a graduate of Palmyra-Macedon High School is employed at the works at Positive K9  Inc.

The Manchester Fire Department responded and put out the fire and assisted Troopers with their investigation. Armington Road  was closed for while crews cleaned up the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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