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LIVINGSTON – A Livingston man was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston after a two-car crash on U.S. 190 East at Hornets Nest Road at 3:36 p.m. Friday. Nicolas Abdallah, 19, and Laurie Ferguson, 35, both of Livingston were eastbound on U.S. 190. Ferguson stopped in the inside lane to turn left on Hornets Nest to go to her residence. Abdallah was attempting to pass a dually pickup a deer stand on a trailer in the outside lane and did not immediately see Ferguson’s vehicle, according to DPS Trooper Kevin Burman. Abdallah attempted to avoid Ferguson’s vehicle but struck the rear of her vehicle. Abdallah told Burman he was not wearing a seat belt. The impact drove his arm through the windshield, severing an artery. EMS crews were able to control the bleeding and took him to Memorial Medical Center-Livingston. He was then flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Burman said Abdallah will be ticketed for failure to control speed and no seat belt. DWI charges filed in Hwy. 59 crash Thursday A Goodrich man was injured Wednesday when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a truck-trailer on U.S. 59 at Loop 393. Christopher Daniel Blauser, 36, was driving a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck eastbound on Loop 393 and failed to stop at the intersection of U.S. 59, according to Trooper Rocky Thigpen. Blauser’s pickup struck the right side of a southbound truck-trailer driven by 47-year-old Martin Carlos Amaya of Houston. Blauser, listed with non-incapacitating injuries, was transported by ambulance to the Livingston hospital. He was charged with first-offense DWI, driving while license invalid and failure to yield right-of-way at a stop intersection. The accident occurred at 3:40 p.m.