3 Young People Hospitalized in Major Accident, LIVINGSTON, January 10, 2009 - A major accident on Old Israel Road sent 3 young people to the hospital Thursday. At approximately 5:25 pm on January 8, 2009, a green 1994 Ford Ranger driven by Justin Pulley, 17, of Livingston was north-bound on Old Israel Road and attempted to turn left into the driveway of the Livingston FFA ag farm. Pulley failed to yield right-of-way to a red 2000 Dodge Truck driven by Richard Wagner, 19, also of Livingston. Wagner's truck slammed into Pulley's truck knocking both vehicles off to the right of the road into the grass where both vehicles came to rest. Both drivers sustained injuries and a female passenger with Wagner also sustained injuries. DPS Troopers Ramey Bass and Brent Murray and multiple units from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene. All three accident victims were laid out on the grass as EMS Personnel from Americare Ambulance Service treated them at the scene. All three victims were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Americare. The south-bound lane of traffic was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. A citation was issued to Pulley for failure to yield right-of-way. Both parties had insurance. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Wagner's vehicle, while a tractor from the LISD Ag Farm towed Pulley's vehicle. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing before 7 pm. The extent of the injuries to the victims are not known to PolkCountyToday.com, however, they are not believed to be life threatening injuries.
Pulley pulled directly in front of an oncoming vehicle.
Wagner's truck slammed head on into Pulley's front passenger side.
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