Oil City Man Rushed to Hospital After Car Crashes into Retaining Wall

| January 10, 2018

SANDYCREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man was sent to the hospital early Wednesday morning after the car he was riding in crashed into a retaining wall in Sandycreek Township, Venango County.

Franklin-based State Police said Thomas Rodgers, 32, of Franklin, was traveling north on Pittsburgh Road in a 2015 Ford Taurus when his vehicle drifted off the right side of the roadway, crossed over a driveway, and slammed into a retaining wall before coming to a final rest against the wall.

Rodgers was wearing a seatbelt and suffered suspected minor injuries in the accident.

A passenger in the vehicle – Scott Heckathorne, 28, of Oil City – was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to UPMC Northwest for suspected minor injuries.

Community Ambulance Service and Sandycreek Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Lowry Towing removed the car from the scene.

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