A north-bound vehicle struck this retaining wall at Dollar General Store off US-146.
Single Vehicle Accident Hospitalizes Corrigan Woman, LIVINGSTON, January 25, 2016 - At approximately 9:30 am on January 25, 2016, a black 2015 Dodge Challenger, driven by Leslie Burks, 43, of Corrigan, was north-bound on US-146. Burks' vehicle suddenly veered left, crossed through the oncoming south-bound lanes of traffic, left the pavement to the left, struck an embankment, went airborne, struck a retaining wall at Family Dollar and rolled. Her vehicle came to rest on its passenger's side. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Corporal Terry White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Darwon Evans and Chad Seamans with the Texas Highway Patrol. Burks was trapped inside her vehicle as firemen used extraction equipment to cut the roof off of her vehicle and safely remove Burks. Burks was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic on 146 was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. Because Burks was wearing a seatbelt during the crash, she was held safely to her seat. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Burks' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. It is not yet known why Burks' vehicle left the pavement, however, the accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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First repsonders use extraction equipment to get to 43 year old Leslie Burks, of Corrigan.
Firemen cut the roof off in order to remove Burks as safely as possible.
Burks was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Burks' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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