Driver Seriously Injured After Vehicle Crashes into Tree in Huston Township

HUSTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A man was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries following a one-vehicle accident in Huston Township on Friday afternoon.

According to DuBois-based State Police, around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 54-year-old Robert C. Thompkins, of Penfield, was traveling on Mountain Run Road, south of its intersection with Diamond Street in Huston Township, Clearfield County.

His 2006 Jeep Laredo was negotiating a right curve in the roadway when it traveled across the north travel lane and exited the east berm of the road. The vehicle struck a tree where it came to a final rest facing south, approximately 10 feet off the east berm.

Bennetts Valley Ambulance transported Thompkins to Penn Highlands DuBois for “suspected serious injuries,” according to state police.

He was not using a seat belt.

It is unknown whether Thompkins passenger – 42-year-old Eric A. Gerg, of Penfield – was injured.


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