David Garner is loaded on an ambulance near his wrecked motorscooter.
Motorcycle Accident on 1988 Hospitalizes Cleveland Man, LIVINGSTON, February 28, 2009 - A Cleveland man was hospitalized when he lost control of his motorcycle on FM-1988 near Lake Livingston Dam. At approximately 6:15 pm on February 28, 2009, a red 1998Honda CBR Motorcycle driven by David Garner, 55, of Cleveland was south-east bound on FM-1988 about a mile south of Lake Livingston Dam and attempted to pass another vehicle. According to witnesses, Garner passed the vehicle at a high rate of speed and when he pulled in front of the vehicle he was passing, he lost control and his motorcycle left the road to the right. Americare Ambulance was dispatched to the scene along DPS Trooper Ramey Bass and Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Vance Berry. EMS Personnel treated Garner then loaded and transported him to Livingston Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries. The south-bound lane of 1988 was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. According to Trooper Bass, pending toxicology reports, Garner could face charges of driving while intoxicated and a possible citation for unsafe speed. Garner did have insurance and his vehicle was recovered from the scene by a family member. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing shortly before 7 pm.