Officer Scott Paske (center) with Livingston Police Department, speaks with a witness where 32 year old Michael Ainsworth, of Livingston, was struck by a pickup as he was crossing the street.
Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Pickup, LIVINGSTON, April 30, 2018 - At approximately 10:35 am on April 30, 2018, a county employee (Information Technology Services), Michael Ainsworth, 32, of Livingston, was crossing the street (Washington at West Church) and was struck by a pickup. Ainsworth was standing on the south-side of Church Street and attempted to cross Washington (towards Whistle Stop Cafe'). As Ainsworth was crossing, an east-bound tan 2013 Chevy pickup, driven by Scottie Glen Glass, 33, of Moscow made a right turn and struck Ainsworth and dragged Ainsworth approximately 20 feet. The pickup pulled into the parking lot of Church's Chicken (next block over). Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with multiple units of local law enforcement and Officer Scott Paske with Livingston Police Department. Ainsworth was transported by ambulance to a helipad at CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital where a PHi Air Medical Helicopter landed and flew Ainsworth to Hermann Hospital in Houston in critical condition. Traffic at the scene of the accident was blocked. Glass was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. This accident remains under investigation by Livingston Police Department.
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33 year old Scottie Glass (pictured at left of truck), of Moscow was driving this 2013 Chevy Pickup and pulling another truck on a trailer when he struck Ainsworth.
Mike Ainsworth was transported by ambulance to a helipad at CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital, where a PHi Air Medical Helicopter landed and transported him to Hermann Hospital in Houston.
PHi Air Medical lifts off and heads to Houston.
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