WELLSVILLE - The driver of an SUV that flew off the road, hit a parked car and crashed down a steep embankment remains at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
The name and condition of the driver have yet to be released.
After being extricated from the wreckage, the driver was taken by ambulance to the parking lot of Wellsville High School, where a LifeFlight helicopter was waiting to transport him to the hospital. A passenger who sustained apparent minor injuries refused treatment at the scene. According to Wellsville Police, the driver lost control of the Jeep Grand Cherokee while traveling down the 10th Street hill.
A crumpled Jeep Grand Cherokee sits in a patch of dense brush after flying off the road on 10th Street at Boyce Avenue in Wellsville and tumbling down an embankment late Thursday night. (Submitted photo)
The vehicle clipped a utility pole and left the road, landing on Boyce Avenue, where it struck a parked and unoccupied Saturn coupe, tearing off the car's front bumper. The Jeep then tumbled down the embankment, nearly striking an abandoned house, before coming to rest in a patch of dense, overgrown brush.
The single-vehicle accident remains under investigation, with charges against the driver pending.