Volunteer Firemen from Livingston used the jaws-of-life to free Glenn Carpenter from his vehicle.
Married Couple Hospitalized in Single Vehicle Rollover Accident, LIVINGSTON, March 11, 2009 - At approximately 11:40 am on March 11, 2009, a red 2007 full size Dodge Ram driven by Charles Glenn Carpenter, 73, of Segno, was south bound on US-146 just south of R&D Grocery and attempted to pass another vehicle. During the pass, Carpenter's truck began to hydroplane and left the road to the left slid through some grass and at some point rolled over and slammed into to 2 tree and crashed through a chain-link fence where it came to rest upside down. Americare Ambulance was dispatched to the scene and the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue unit to utilized the Jaws-of-Life in order to extract Carpenter from his vehicle. Carpenter's passenger (wife Martha) was also pulled from the vehicle. DPS Troopers Brent Henry, Nita Bowen, David Morris and Donny Akers were dispatched to the scene to investigate. Traffic was not blocked during the investigation and clean up. Both Carpenter and his wife were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital via Americare Ambulance Service with unspecified injuries. The truck was totaled and a tree stump was visible that had ripped into the front interior of the truck. Carpenter did have insurance and was issued a citation for unsafe speed. Carpenter's truck was recovered by a Wrecker from Bounds Autoplex in Livingston where it will be stored. The scene was fully cleared shortly after 1 pm.