Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel, Slams into Multiple Trees in Forest County

Jake Bauer

Jake Bauer

Published January 1, 1970 12:00 am
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HOWE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 20-year-old man was hospitalized following a crash early this morning after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing his car.

Marienville-based State Police say the accident happened around 6:45 a.m. when 20-year-old Tristan J. Seaman, of Albion, Pa., fell asleep while traveling south on Route 948 in Howe Township, Forest County.

Seaman’s 2012 Ford Fusion traveled off the east side of the roadway and smashed into a tree, before traveling approximately 21 feet and crashing into another tree.

Police say the vehicle then traveled another 45 feet and collide with a tree stump before coming to a final rest.

Seaman was extracted from the vehicle through the rear passenger side door by members of Sheffield EMS. He was then transported to Warren General Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

A passenger in the vehicle, 32-year-old Theodore E. Unger, of Erie, escaped injury.

Seaman was cited with a traffic violation.

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