Driver Rolls Vehicle, Flown to Houston, LIVINGSTON, June 11, 2020 - At approximately 7:43 pm on June 11, 2020, a silver 2006 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Jonas Zarate, 32, of Livingston, was south-bound on FM-350 South. Zarate entered a curve too fast and left the pavement to the right, cut back onto the pavement, left the pavement again to the right, re-entered the pavement and rolled. Zarate's vehicle came to rest upside down on 350 South and Pridgen Road. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputy Roper Ellison with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Zarate was pinned inside his vehicle. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the vehicle from around Zarate and were able to carefully remove him from his car. A PHi Air Medical Helicopter landed in an adjoining church yard. Zarate was flown to Herman Hospital in Houston with serious injuries including a broken leg, broken arm, head injury, and other possible injuries. All traffic on 350 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Zarate is facing a citation for unsafe speed. His vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
WARNING: The images and video below show scenes from a violent automobile accident, No blood is visible, however, if pictures of this nature offend you in any way, DO NOT scroll down this page.
Trooper Chris Cain assists EMS personnel with placing a splint on the leg of 32 year old Jonas Zarate, of Livingston.
Volunteer firemen from Livingston use the Jaws-of-Life to cut doors off of Zarate's vehicle.
Zarate' is rolled to a waiting PHi Air Medical Helicopter.
NO THAT'S NOT BLOOD. That's vehicle fluid leaking from Zarate's totaled 2006 Hyundai Elantra.
Zarate's vehicle was turned upright and recovered by Ken's Towing.
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