Elaina Lee, of Sour Lake, left the road to avoid a collision.
Untimely U-Turn Causes Accident That Could've Been Much Worse, LIVINGSTON, March 13, 2011 - At approximately 1:15 pm on March 13, 2011 a green 2005 Chrysler Caravan driven by Elaina Lee, 51, of Sour Lake, was south-bound on US-146. Lee suddenly had to cut her tires right to avoid a collision with a north-bound black 1995 Chevy Truck driven by Robert Blum, 45, of Livingston. Blum attempted a U-Turn but failed to yield to the oncoming van driven by Elaina Lee. When Lee swerved right to avoid a collision, her van left the road to the right and came to rest in the weeds on the right side of 146. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Two of Lee's passengers (her husband, Jerry, and his mother), were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital by ambulance with undisclosed injuries. According to Elaina Lee, her husband recently had back surgery and appeared to be in serious pain following the mishap. Both parties had insurance. Robert Blum was issued a citation for making and unsafe turn. Lee's vehicle was recovered by LakeView Towing and will be stored in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 2:45 pm. Had Elaina Lee's van impacted Blum's truck, this accident could've been much worse.
Elaina Lee's mother-in-law was taken to Livingston Memorial Hospital...
...as was her husband, Jerry.
The 1995 Chevy Truck was okay.
Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol investigated the accident.
The front end of the minivan impacted the ground.
Robert Blum was cited for an unsafe turn.
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