Emergency personnel from Americare Ambulance Service prepare to drap a protective blanket over 34 year old Leslie Bennett of Leggett (the blanket will protect her from glass when firemen cut out the windshield).
Driver Swerves to Avoid Dog and Rolls Vehicle, LEGGETT, April 21, 2016 - At approximately 7:55 pm on April 21, 2016, a gray 2008 Mercury Mariner, driven by Leslie Bennett, 34, of Leggett, was east-bound in the 792 block of FM-942 East (near Leggett School). Bennett swerved to avoid a dog in the road and lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle left the pavement to the right, rolled, and came to rest on its driver's side. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputy Victor White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Ashlee McBride with the Texas Highway Patrol. Bennett was trapped in her vehicle. Firemen used a saw to cut out her windshield, and the Jaws-of-Life to cut the roof off of her vehicle. Bennett was carefully removed and transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed (but non-life-threatening) injuries. Traffic on 942 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service recovered Bennett's vehicle and it will be stored in Corrigan.
Bennett is visible (but trapped) in her vehicle as firemen prepare to remove her from her vehicle.
Trooper Ashlee McBride (right) was assisted by Deputy Victor White.
Cooper the firedog was on hand.
Mixi, Molly, and Heidi were on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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