Black-outs blamed in 2 crashes
Polk County Enterprise, July 2007
LIVINGSTON — The driver of a 1998 Isuzu Hombre fell asleep at the wheel at 2:25 a.m. on July 17, ran off the road and rolled his vehicle when he tried to regain the roadway, according to a report filed with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
David Reed, 19, of Livingston was taken to Livingston Memorial Hospital by ambulance with possible injuries, reports said.
In an unrelated accident, an Alvin woman reportedly blacked out while traveling south on U.S. Highway 59 at 11:50 a.m. July 22 and drifted into the median. When she awoke and corrected to the right, the vehicle spun clockwise, left the roadway backwards and hit a small tree.
Erica Wilson, 31, of Alvin and three children were taken to Livingston Memorial Hospital with possible injuries
A 1995 Toyota Camry driven by Denise Lackey, 45, of Point Blank was eastbound at about 5:50 a.m. July 23 on Highway 190 when she blacked out and drove off the left side of the road, she told highway patrol officers. The driver overcorrected and hit a guardrail trying to drive back onto the highway. The vehicle continued eastbound in the ditch and came to rest upside-down facing south. Lackey was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital by helicopter with possible injuries.