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3 rollover crashes reported during holidays
Polk County Enterprise - January 2009
LIVINGSTON – An accident early Christmas morning sent two Livingston men to the local hospital, according to Texas Highway Patrol reports. A 2004 pickup truck driven by Simeon Williams, 31, of Livingston was southbound on Hwy. 146, eight miles south of Livingston, when a deer crossed the road, the driver told Trooper Brent Murray. The pickup left the roadway and struck a culvert, causing the vehicle to fl ip endover- end several times. It came to rest on its top on the highway shoulder. Williams and a passenger in the truck, 29-year-old Garvin Polite of Livingston were both listed with incapacitating injuries and were taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center – Livingston. The accident occurred at 6:10 a.m. A pedestrian was injured early Saturday morning when a passing vehicle missed a curve, according to Trooper Brent Henry. A 2003 Oldsmobile driven by Daniel Adam Alaniz, 36, of Hallettsville was southbound on Chief Kina Loop, 23.8 miles west of Livingston off FM 2500, when it approached a left curve and continued straight, Henry said. The car went off the road, into a private drive, where it struck a legally- parked Toyota Camry owned by Rachel R. Harrison of Houston. Harrison’s vehicle hit a pedestrian – 22-year-old Micah Kenward Robinson of Livingston – and then struck another legally-parked vehicle, a 2004 Pontiac owned by Damon R. Alec of Livingston, according to the trooper’s report. Robinson was transported by ambulance to the Livingston hospital, listed with non-incapacitating injuries. Alaniz was charged with intoxication assault and driving while license invalid. The accident occurred at 1:38 a.m. Also investigated was a one-vehicle accident at 9:35 p.m. Christmas Eve on FM 2665, two miles east of Goodrich. A 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Christopher Lee McAllister, 21, of Goodrich was westbound, approaching a left curve at an unsafe speed, according to Henry. The vehicle traveled off the road to the right, the driver corrected to the left and the truck began rotating counter-clockwise, he said. The truck hit a concrete culvert, became airborne and fl ipped upside down, coming to rest on the driver’s side in the middle of the highway. McAllister, listed with non-incapacitating injuries, was taken by ambulance to the Livingston hospital. He was cited for unsafe speed.