State Police Reading report that at 3:29 a.m. on May 5, Nicholas Barlet, 29, Mertztown, was driving northbound on Woodside Avenue in Longswamp Township when he lost control of his 2004 Pontiac GTO. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a fence, a utility pole, a boulder and a tree on the right side of the northbound lane. The GTO then struck a tree. Barlet was thrown from the vehicle.

Topton Ambulance transported Barlet to Lehigh Valley Hospital for major injuries.

Shadlers towed the vehicle.State Police were assisted on scene by Topton Fire Company and Topton Ambulance.

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