EXCELSIOR — A Mount Carmel man crawled out the back window of his heavily damaged car after it came to rest on its side on Route 901 in this Coal Township village Saturday night, police said.
Township Patrolman Cody Rebuck said Marty Puchalski, 48, was found lying along the road but was not injured in the 7:18 p.m. crash, despite his 2007 Toyota Camry going airborne and rolling.
Rebuck said Puchalski was driving west and traveling too fast, causing him to lose control of his car around a right-hand turn just before the intersection with Lower Excelsior Road. The car struck a guard rail, went backwards across the eastbound lane, struck an embankment and went airborne.
Extensive damage to the car included to the roof.
Rebuck said several neighbors who heard the accident came to Puchalski’s aid.
He was evaluated by AREA Services personnel.
Rebuck said Puchalski will be cited for driving too fast for conditions.
Fire and rescue crews initiated cleanup as vehicle parts and fluids were strewn across the road. The demolished car was towed approximately one hour later.
In addition to AREA Services and Coal Township police, first responders included Brady Fire Co., Coal Township Rescue and Shamokin police.