The back tires of this logging truck simply slid down into the drainage area due to deep mud.
18 Wheeler Turns Over on Muddy Road, LEGGETT, January 18, 2010 - Shortly after 12 noon on January 18, 2011, an 18 wheeler logging truck driven by Frank Walter Morgan, 56, of Livingston, was east-bound on Galloway Road located off Upper Leggett Road. According to Morgan, he was traveling slowly on the extremely muddy road and the back tires on his loaded trailer began to slide down into the drainage area to the right side of the road. As Morgan's tires slid downward, the heavy load of logs shifted and pulled the entire rig over on its side. The Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit was dispatched to the scene along with Americare Ambulance Service and DPS Troopers, Chris Stanbery, Donny Akers, and Darwon Evans. Fortunately, Frank Morgan was physically okay and didn't need to be hospitalized. A heavy duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan recovered the turned over rig and it will be stored in Corrigan. No citations were issued due to the deplorable condition of the road being the cause of the accident.
Editor's Note: According to locals at the scene, the county has dumped six truck loads of caliche on the muddy road, but they pointed out that the caliche didn't have very much rock. Troopers at the scene had a difficult time driving down the road themselves without getting stuck or sliding. A Leggett resident at the scene has pulled out 10 stuck vehicles in the last 2 days (including our PolkCountyToday.com truck).
Special thank you: Stash Anderson, Ken from Ken's Towing, and Trooper Stanbery
Walking on the road proved to be difficult. It was hard to snap this picture without falling down.
Our truck slid off the road and got stuck when we attempted to pass a parked truck on the way to the scene.
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