Accident investigator, Trooper Chris Cain speaks with a witness to the accident.
Car Rear Ends Pickup, Driver Hospitalized, GOODRICH, March 16, 2014 - Shortly before 1 pm on March 16, 2014, a navy blue 2003 Ford F-150 driven by Synnachia McQueen, 57, of Houston, was north-bound on US-59 in the vicinity of Goodrich. McQueen was suddenly slammed from behind by a silver 2008 Chevy HHR driven by Lashonna Sturgis, 36, of Livingston. According to witnesses, Sturgis was weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed before slamming into the back of McQueen's pickup (in the passing lane). Sturgis' vehicle left the road into the center median where her car eventually came to a stop. McQeen pulled over to the right shoulder. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Corporal Terry White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Sturgis was removed from her vehicle by emergency personnel and transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. McQueen drove himself and his passenger to Memorial to be checked out. One lane of traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Chris Cain, Lashonna Sturgis was cited for failure to control speed. Her vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Tire trench marks in the mud lead to Lashonna Sturgis' 2008 Chevy HHR.
Emergency personnel from Americare Ambulance Service work to carefully remove Lashonna Sturgis from her vehicle.
Synnachia McQueen's 2003 Ford F-150 only suffered mild damage to the rear bumper.
Sturgis' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houidini kept an eye on things through the rear window of the truck.
The M&M Sisters were on duty.
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