Alabama Coushatta Indian Tribe Police Chief, Antonio Ford (right) was slammed from behind by Matthew Moffett (left). Nobody was injured and both men were polite and cordial with one another.
Indian Tribe Police Chief Slammed from Behind on 190 East, LIVINGSTON, May 18, 2012 - Shortly after 5 pm on May 18, 2012, a silver 2008 Dodge Avenger driven by Antonio Lamont Ford, 45, of Houston, was west-bound on US-190 East. Ford had stopped for a school bus that was unloading children when he was slammed from behind by a tan 2007 GMC pickup driven by Matthew Miller Moffett, 42, of Livingston. The collision sent Ford's vehicle to the grass on the right side of 190, while Moffett's vehicle came to rest on the right side of 190 further west of Ford's vehicle. Fortunately neither driver was injured. Troopers Donny Akers and Sergeant Nita Bowen were dispatched to investigate. Traffic was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Akers, Moffett was cited for failure to control speed. Antonio Ford is the Police Chief for the Alabama Coushatta Indian Tribe. Moffett didn't see Ford until he topped the hill, but his speed was too fast, and while he tried to avoid the collision, he still connected with a glancing blow. A rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker Service recovered Ford's vehicle and it will be stored at Bounds Autoplex in Livingston, while Moffett's vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
Antonio Ford's 2008 Dodge Avenger sustained heavy rear end damage from the collision.
Moffett's vehicle also sustained heavy damage (both vehicles had to be towed).
Big Jim Harwood recovered the Police Chief's vehicle and promptly took it to Bounds Autoplex in Livingston.
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