Passenger Seriously Injured After Falling Out of Moving Vehicle; Driver Taken into Custody for Suspicion of DUI

BARNETT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 55-year-old Cooksburg man was seriously injured on Tuesday evening after falling out of a moving vehicle on State Route 36.

Marienville-based State Police say around 7:07 p.m. Tuesday, a vehicle operated by a 43-year-old Cooksburg woman was traveling north on SR-36, approximately .8 miles north of Cather’s Run Road, when a 55-year-old male passenger from Cooksburg opened the door and fell from the vehicle.

Police say the vehicle was traveling approximately 45 MPH when the passenger fell out and struck the asphalt roadway.

He was flown to UPMC Presbyterian for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver was subsequently taken into custody for Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence.

The identities of those involved have not yet been released.

Police say the incident remains under investigation.

Cpl. Douglas Wolbert, Sigel VFD, Jefferson County EMS, and Stat-Medivac assisted at the scene.

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