The pickup was shoved into the corner by an 18 wheeler who attempted a right turn from the left lane.
Unsafe Right Turn Puts the Squeeze on Pickup, LIVINGSTON, March 25, 2010 - Shortly after 2 pm on March 25, 2010, a white 2007 Chevy 2500 pickup driven by Jason Boyd, 34, of the Woodlands, was sitting at a red light in Livingston in the right hand lane on Business 59 (north bound) next to The Whistle Stop Cafe'. When the light turned green, an 18 wheeler driven by Sammy White, 54, of Lufkin in the lane next to Boyd (left lane) attempted to make a right turn. White turned directly into Boyd's pickup and continued to turn right shoving Boyd's truck into a street sign on the corner of 190 and Business 59. Officer Kevin Blackburn of the Livingston Police Department was dispatched to the scene to investigate. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Fortunately nobody was injured. Both parties had insurance. A rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker Service recovered Boyd's pickup and it will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston. Sammy White was issued a citation for making an unsafe right turn. The scene was cleared in about an hour.
Officer Kevin Blackburn with the Livingston Police Department wrote Sammy White (left) a citation for an unsafe right turn.
White pulled his Freightliner over to the right after completing his turn onto US-190 (east-bound).
The driver's side of the pickup shows where the tires of the 18 wheeler rubbed it.
The rear tires of the 18 wheeler were damaged (but the truck was still drivable).
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