Livingston Woman Flown from Major Accident, LEGGETT, May 6, 2010 - At approximately 8:40 am on May 6, 2010, a black 2000 Saturn sedan driven by Kimberlee McCarty, 41, of Livingston, was north-bound on US-59 in Leggett. McCarty attempted to make a left turn at FM-942 West but failed to yield right-of-way to an oncoming south-bound gray 2003 Jeep Cherokee driven by Tanya Taylor, 45, of Chester. Taylor's vehicle broadsided the passenger's side of McCarty's vehicle. Taylor's vehicle came to rest in the middle of the south-bound lanes facing north while McCarty's vehicle also came to rest in the south-bound lanes. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Terry White, the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department and DPS Trooper Ramey Bass. Both south-bound lanes of 59 were rerouted to the center turning lane during investigation and cleanup. Emergency personnel removed Taylor from her vehicle and her passenger (both were loaded onto an ambulance and transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries). McCarty was also loaded onto an ambulance and transported to Livingston Memorial where a PHI Air Medical helicopter flew her to Hermann Hospital in Houston with serious injuries. Both parties had insurance. McCarty was issued a citation for failure to yield right-of-way on a left turn. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered McCarty's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston while Taylor's vehicle was recovered by Riley Towing out of Corrigan where it will be stored. The scene was cleared by 10 am.