Trooper Joe Cole with the Texas Highway Patrol examines this older model Oldsmobile Eighty Eight that hit pedestrian Lonnie Goodson, 49, of Ace.
Pedestrian Who Was Allegedly Intoxicated Struck by Car, SCHWAB CITY, March 10, 2012 - Shortly after 10 pm on March 9, 2012, a report came to the Polk County Sheriff's Office of a man walking down the middle of US-146 trying to balance himself on the center line. Deputy Billy Duke and Sergeant Christian Schanmier were dispatched to investigate. Duke came upon the man laying on the shoulder of the south-bound side of 146. The man, Lonnie James Goodson, 49, of Ace, had just been struck by a car only moments before Duke found him. Goodson was struck by a maroon Oldsmobile Eighty Eight driven by Donald Glynn Jones, 52, of Livingston. Duke summoned Americare Ambulance Service. Additionally, Troopers David Flowers and Joe Cole were dispatched to investigate. Goodson was struck by the car in the legs. The force made his body slam down on the hood of the vehicle with his face connecting with the windshield and shattering the windshield. Goodson was rushed to Livingston Memorial Hospital with serious incapacitating injuries to the head, body, and legs. Witnesses in another vehicle behind Jones said that it appeared that Goodson came running out of the woods and ran into the car as if to do it on purpose. According to Trooper Flowers, Goodson smelled of alcohol and marijuana. Goodson could be the charged with public intoxication.