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2 Vehicle Accident with Entrapment, LIVINGSTON, May 4, 2020 - At approximately 10:15 am on May 4, 2020, a white 1996 Dodge Intrepid, driven by Amanda Nichole Bentel, 26, of Livingston, pulled off of Stewart Road (Wiggins Village) onto US-190. Bentel crossed over to the west-bound lanes of traffic and was turning onto the west-bound lanes when a red 2002 Ford F-150 driven by Richard Arrendell, 64, of Shepherd pulled out of a parking lot and failed to yield to Bentel. Arrendell's truck struck Bentel's front end. The car served as a ramp as Arrendell's pickup nosed upward and turned over on its driver's side and spinning around coming to rest in the crossover area. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputy Richard Green with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers John Allen and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Arrendell was trapped. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the roof off of Arrendell's pickup. Arrendell was slowly and safely removed from his vehicle and transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Bentel was physically okay. Traffic on both sides of 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Arrendell was cited for failure to yield. Arrendell's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Bentel's car was recovered by Harwood Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
64 year old Richard Arrendell, of Shepherd, was trapped in his 2002 Ford F-150. Firemen removed the windshield, the cut the roof off of Arrendell's pickup to free him.
26 year old Amanda Nichole Bentel, of Livingston, was driving this 1996 Dodge Intrepid. The car's low front end acted as a ramp when Arrendell struck the car head on.
Volunteer Firemen use the Jaws-of-Life to cut the roof off of Arrendell's pickup.
An EMS professional from Allegiance Ambulance Service comforts Arrendell as he's being prepared to be removed from his vehicle.
Arrendell was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Arrendell's pickup was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Mixi was on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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