Trooper Darwon Evans speaks with 90 year old Harold Wilkstrom of Livingston. Wilkstrom failed to yield to oncoming traffic.
Failure to Yield Right of Way Hospitalizes 1, LIVINGSTON, April 16, 2012 - Shortly before 2 pm on April 16, 2012, Linda Henry, 59, of Colmesneil, was west-bound on US-190 East in a black 2006 Chevy Equinox. Henry slammed into a 2009 Ford Focus driven by Harold Bentson Wilkstrom, 90, of Livingston. Wilkstrom was east-bound on 190 and attempted a left turn onto Greenwood Drive but failed to yield to oncoming traffic. The collision sent Henry off the road, to the right, and into the grass. Wilstrom's vehicle came to rest at the entrance of Countrywood Subdivision (Greenwood Drive). Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Darwon Evans and Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Wilkstrom was physically okay, as was Henry, but Henry's passenger was taken by Ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed (but non-life-threatening) injuries. Traffic on the west-bound side of 190 was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Evans, Wilkstrom was cited for failure to yield right-of-way from a left turn. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Wilkstrom's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston while Henry's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker and will be stored in Goodrich. The scene was cleared in about an hour.
Linda Henry's vehicle left the road to the right and came to rest in the grass (Henry speaks with an unidentified witness).
Linda Henry's passenger was taken by ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Wilkstrom's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing. Henry's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker.
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