Failure to Yield Right-of-Way Sends Family to Hospital, GOODRICH, May 19, 2008 - According to DPS Trooper David Morris, at approximately 6:55 pm on May 19, 2008, a white 1992 Mercury Topaz driven by Jason McGrath of Goodrich was east-bound on 1988 at the cross-over and attempted to cross Highway 59. When McGrath tried to cross, he failed to yield right of way to a tan 2004 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Eva Williams of Livingston who was north-bound on Highway 59. McGrath pulled out and broad sided the front end of Williams' vehicle. Both vehicles pulled over on the side of 59 North. McGrath was with his wife and child and all three were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries via Americare Ambulance Service. Eva Williams was driven to Livingston Memorial by a private vehicle. Both cars sustained front end damage and had to be towed. Traffic was not blocked and flowed freely as Trooper Morris investigated the scene of the accident. All drivers and occupants had their seat-belts fastened and both drivers had insurance. McGrath was issued a citation for failure to yield right-of-way. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing towed McGrath's vehicle while Williams' vehicle was towed by Harwood Wrecker Service.
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