A Franklin County man was seriously hurt Saturday night in a one-car crash in the Villa Ridge area. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that Joshua D. Mulford, 38, Lonedell, was driving a 2003 Ford eastbound on St. Louis Rock Road when he failed to negotiate  a curve and lost control. 

The car ran off the right side of the road, struck a utility pole and overturned, according to the preliminary patrol report. 

The patrol said Mulford, who was not wearing a safety belt, was taken by Union Ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington for treatment of apparent serious injuries. 

The 10:15 p.m. crash happened west of Rainbow Lake, according to the report.