Emergency personnel remove Jeremy Wyatt from a totaled vehicle.
Horrific Accident on FM-1988 West, GOODRICH, March 22, 2010 - Shortly after 6 pm on March 21, 2010, a white 2001 Chevy Z71 pickup driven by Jeremy Wyatt, 20, of Goodrich was west-bound when he entered a curve at a high rate of speed, left the road to the right, came back onto the road, lost control, left the road to the right again, rolled and slammed into a tree. The truck turned on its side as its roof slammed directly into the tree collapsing the cab, bending the frame, and busting the drive shaft. The truck was literally wrapped around the tree and remained in place. Americare Ambulance Service and the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene along with Deputies from Polk County and DPS Troopers David Flowers, Donny Akers, and Kevin Burman. All traffic on FM-1988 East near Guadalupe Street was blocked during investigation, rescue and cleanup. Volunteer firemen used the jaws-of-life to actually access Wyatt from the bottom half of the truck to create an opening large enough to remove the driver. Wyatt was loaded onto an ambulance and taken further down 1988 and loaded onto a PHI Helicopter and taken to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Wyatt had insurance and will be issued citations for unsafe speed and no seatbelt. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Wyatt's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 7:20 pm.
Huge Thank You: Ken from Ken's Towing and Assignment Editor Stash Anderson.