Shippenville Man Flown to Pittsburgh Hospital After Car Goes Airborne, Lands on Roof

A moving ambulance on it''s way to a crash site.CLARION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion-based State Police say a 26-year-old Shippenville man sustained major injuries in a one-vehicle crash that occurred around 10:37 p.m. on October 24 in Clarion Township, Clarion County.

According to police, the crash occurred as Shane S. Lockwood, 26, of Shippenville, was traveling eastbound on Stone House Road.

Lockwood allegedly lost control of his 2014 Ford Focus as he was attempting to negotiate a right-hand turn.

Police say the vehicle went off the roadway to the left, and struck a ditch 225 feet from where the vehicle came to a final rest.

After striking the ditch, the vehicle went airborne and struck the same ditch 138 feet from where the Focus came to a final rest.

Gouge marks were found in the roadway from the rims of the tires and undercarriage at 81 feet, 72 feet, 36 feet, 24 feet, and 18 feet from where Lockwood’s vehicle was found upside down.

According to police, Lockwood was found in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, still upside down, with his seat belt on.

Lockwood was extracted from the vehicle by EMS personnel and transported by Clarion Hospital EMS. He was then flown to by helicopter to Presbyterian Hospital for treatment of major injuries.

Police say the case is still under investigation.

Lockwood was cited with multiple traffic violations.

Police believe the crash may be alcohol-related.

Mark’s Towing removed the Ford Focus from the scene.

Clarion PSP were assisted at the scene by Strattanville VFD, Clarion Hospital EMS, and Mark’s Towing.

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