A Pacific man sustained serious injuries Wednesday, Oct. 25, when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree in northeastern Franklin County.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary report, Randy K. Schneider, 35, was driving a 1992 Ford Explorer northbound on Bassett Road north of Old Manchester Road at 3:50 a.m. when the SUV traveled off the left side of the road, reentered to roadway and travelled off the right side of the road. The vehicle then went down an embankment and struck a tree.

Schneider was taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by Meramec Ambulance. He was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.