Crash leaves driver injured

A driver was hospitalized Thursday morning after his car swung off East Pleasant Valley Boulevard and slammed into a deep ditch.

The driver, a young man whose name was not immediately released, was traveling south in the Greenwood area of Logan Township about 10:44 a.m. when he crossed the road and descended into the ditch near a Sheetz store.

By 11:15, his smashed Pontiac Grand Prix had been lifted from the ditch and lashed to a nearby light pole as Logan Township police discussed a possible cause for the crash.

Police Sgt. John Flinn said the driver was unconscious when he arrived on the scene but awoke before ambulance workers rushed him to UPMC Altoona. The extent of the driver’s injuries was unclear.

Mirror Staff Writer Ryan Brown is at 946-7457.