New Bethlehem Man Taken to UPMC Presby After ATV Goes Airborne, Rolls Over on Route 66

A moving ambulance on it''s way to a crash site.PORTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Police say around 4:47 p.m. on September 25, an ATV accident occurred on State Route 66, approximately 3/10 mile south of Himes Road, in Porter Township, Clarion County.

Clarion-based State Police say this accident occurred as 36-year-old Scott J. Lawrence, of New Bethlehem, was traveling northbound on State Route 66 on a 2007 Honda T45 ATV.

According to police, Lawrence lost control of the vehicle, traveling approximately 19 feet off the right side of the roadway before hitting a rock causing all the weight to transfer onto the left front tire. The ATV traveled approximately 17 feet on the left front tire until hitting a pothole, going airborne, and starting to roll.

The ATV then traveled approximately 12 feet in the air before the left rear tire struck the ground and skidded approximately 7 feet. Then, the ATV went airborne again for approximately 9 feet before the handlebars struck the ground and skidded for approximately 6 feet, police say.

The ATV went airborne for a third time for approximately 7 feet before striking a wooden post with its right rear tire and muffler at the initial point of impact. It then traveled approximately 30 feet before coming to its final resting position, according to police.

Lawrence suffered major injuries and was taken to UPMC Presbyterian.

Clarion Hospital EMS, New Bethlehem Fire, and STATMedEvac assisted at the scene.

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