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Two car crash leaves 5 injured
LIVINGSTON – An El Paso man was injured Tuesday in a one-car accident on U.S. 190 just east of FM 2457. Charles Joseph Bidlingmaier, 25, of El Paso was driving a 1998 Toyota Corolla westbound at approximately 11:10 p.m. when the car veered off the road to the left, entered a median and rolled, coming to rest on its top, according to Trooper G. David Flowers. Bidlingmaier, listed with non-incapacitating injuries, was transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Livingston. Charges are pending results of a blood alcohol test. Also investigated was a two-vehicle accident at 2:40 p.m. Nov. 23 in which five people were injured. A 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Richard Andrew Harrington, 72, of Corpus Christi was stopped at a stop sign on Kings Row at U.S. 59 and attempted to cross the northbound lanes of U.S. 59 to head south. According to Trooper Christopher Cain, Harrington failed to yield right of way to a northbound 2002 Lexus driven by Randall Rodewald, 60, of Hot Springs, Ark. Rodewald attempted to take evasive action, but collided with Harringston’s car, the trooper indicated. Harrington, listed with incapacitating injuries, was transported by medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Two of three passengers in his vehicle were also injured. Amy Solansky, listed with incapacitating injuries, and a 6-year-old child, listed with non-incapacitating injuries were taken by ambulance to the Livingston hospital. Rodewald was listed as uninjured, but two passengers in his car – 58-year-old Sandy Rodewald, listed with incapacitating injuries and 29-year-old Kelly Rodewald, listed with non-incapacitating injuries – were transported by ambulance to the Livingston hospital. Harrington was charged with failure to yield right of way from a stop sign and failure to maintain financial responsibility. Randall Rodewald was also ticketed with failure to maintain financial responsibility.