Jack Horn of Livingston and his wife (still in vehicle) remain injured in their vehicle as emergency personnel work to remove them.
Accident Sends Elderly Couple to Hospital, LIVINGSTON, May 18, 2012 - At aprroximately 2:50 pm on May 18, 2012, a 1995 Eagle Vision driven by an Jack Horn of Livingston, was west-bound on US-190 West. Horn slowed down to make a left turn near Beach Creek. While Horn was waiting for a chance to turn (across the east-bound lanes of traffic), he was slammed from behind by a green 2001 Honda Accord driven by Sureshbhai Jagjivanbha Patel, 60, of Jasper. The impact totaled both vehicles. Horn's vehicle came to rest in the west bound lane. Patel's vehicle came to rest in the east-bound lanes further west of Horn's vehicle. Both west and east bound lanes were partially blocked. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Corporal Terry White and Sergeant Jason Paske with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Ramey Bass and Sergeant Nita Bowen with the Texas Highway Patrol. Both Horn and his wife were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Patel and his wife were physically okay. According to Trooper Bass, Patel was issued a citation for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Patel's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston while Horn's vehicle was recovered by LakeView Towing and will be stored in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 3:45 pm.