An Athens man suffered major injuries late Monday from a one-car motor vehicle accident in Sheshequin Township.

Ryan Michael Rockwell, 23, was driving a black 2004 Honda Element around 11:40 p.m. Monday in the northbound lane of Sheshequin Road when he lost control of the vehicle about four-tenths of a mile south of the intersection with Water Road, according to state police at Towanda.

The vehicle traveled off the roadway's east shoulder, struck a utility pole and embankment, rolled onto its driver's side and slid approximately 40 feet, police said. The vehicle came to final rest in the road's southbound lane.

Police said Rockwell was ejected through the front windshield and came to rest in the northbound lane alongside the vehicle. Rockwell and a passenger, 20-year-old Saraea Banks of Sayre, were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accidents, police said. Banks was uninjured, police said.

Police cited Rockwell for speeding and both Rockwell and Banks for failure to wear seat belts. The citations were filed through district court, police said.

Police were also assisted on scene by the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association and the Ulster division of Tri-Township Ambulance. The vehicle had disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Fulmer's Towing, police said.