Wilma McQueen's 2009 Pontiac G5 sits in the woodline on FM-1988 East (Deputy Billy Duke pictured).
Driver Flown to Houston From Accident on FM-1988, LIVINGSTON, June 8, 2011 - At approximately 7 pm on June 8, 2011, a black 2009 Pontiac G5 driven by Wilma J. McQueen, 83, of Livingston, was west bound on FM-1988 East about 1.5 miles from US-146. McQueen's vehicle left the road to the right and went into the woodline. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Billy Duke with the Sheriff's Office, the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Trooper Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. McQueen was trapped inside her vehicle as the doors were bent and wouldn't open. Deputy Duke tried to pull the door open with his hands but the door wouldn't budge. Volunteer firemen arrived and used the jaws-of-life to pry the door open to free McQueen. McQueen was loaded onto an ambulance and treated at the scene. A PHi Air Medical Helicopter was summoned and flew McQueen to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered McQueen's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich. No citations were issued. The accident remains under investigation. The scene was cleared by 8:26 pm.