One Flown to UPMC Altoona Following I-80 Rollover Crash

accidentUNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Authorities say a New York man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday on Interstate 80 westbound in Union Township, Clearfield County.

(Photo by Isaiah Dunham)

DuBois-based State Police say the accident happened around 3:35 p.m. when Erick Riera, 26, of New York, lost control of his 2004 Ford F-350 while traveling near mile marker 102.

Riera’s truck began to roll before striking the median and coming to a rest on its passenger side.

The force of the impact caused the vehicle’s trailer to become disconnected.

Riera was flown to UPMC Altoona by STAT MedEvac where he is being treated for suspected serious injuries.

A passenger, Joseph McDonnell, also of New York, was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois for treatment of minor injuries.

Adrian Volunteer Fire Department, PennDot, Amserv-Dusan Ambulance Service, Bricen Town, and Mottman Towing assisted at the scene.


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