ELYSBURG - A Mount Carmel man is in serious condition after being ejected from a vehicle along Route 54 early Sunday morning.

Emergency responders identified the driver of the 3 a.m. crash as Joshua Emerick.

He reportedly lost control of the vehicle he was driving near Sleepy Hollow Road in Ralpho Township while traveling east toward Elysburg.

The car is believed to have struck trees while it spun and went off the road, stopping about 20 feet from the road.

A search of the area was conducted by firefighters from Elysburg and Overlook to make sure no one else had been riding in and possibly thrown from the car; no passengers were found. Emerick was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for treatment.

Debris was scattered over a wide area from the point where the car left the road to where it came to a stop, including near a large Pioneer Tunnel billboard.

Ralpho Township police are investigating.

The four-door car was damaged at the front and rear and was towed from the scene.