Pickup Collides with 18 Wheeler on 190 West, SPRING CREEK, February 14, 2014 - At around 10:16 am on February 14, 2014, an 18 wheeler driven by Adan Banegas, 56, of Conroe, was west-bound on US-190 West. Banegas attempted a right turn onto some property. Banegas made a wide right turn and as his rig was entering the private drive (a short distance west of Walding Road), a white 1997 Ford F-150 driven by Jack Johnson, 65, of Onalaska attempted to pass Banegas in the right lane. Johnson's pickup slammed into the rig. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Troopers Chris Cain, Barett Duren, and Kevin Burman (all with the Texas Highway Patrol). Johnson was removed from his vehicle and transported by ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Banegas was uninjured. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Cain, Adan Banegas was faulted for failing to use his turning signal so that Johnson would know which way that Banegas was turning. Banegas was cited for failure to use his turning signal. Jack Johnson was cited for attempting an unsafe pass and for no insurance. Johnson's pickup and trailer were recovered by George White & Sons Wrecker Service. Banegas' 18 wheeler was driven from the scene.
Special thank you: Ken withKen's Towingand Willie A. Openshaw
Jack Johnson's airbag deployed on impact.
65 year old Jack Johnson was trasported by Ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hosptial.
Trooper Barett Duren assisted in the accident investigation.
Johnson was pulling a trailer. The impact caused the trailer to tear off the rear bumper.
(L - R) Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Cochran, Trooper Chris Cain, Trooper Kevin Burman
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