An enormous train looms as EMS Personnel work feverishly.
Train/Vehicle Collision Claims 1, LIVINGSTON, June 13, 2009 - Just minutes after 1 pm on June 12, 2009, a white 2009 Chevy truck driven by James Hindsman, 25, of Livingston, was west bound on Sherman Street just off of North Washington and next to Richard's Pawn Shop. Hindsman attempted to cross the railroad tracks but failed to yield right-of-way to an oncoming train. A collision occurred when the train slammed into the front passenger's side of the truck and knocked it into the backside of Richard's Pawn Shop. The truck came to rest against the wall and facing south. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit was dispatched to the scene and utilized the jaws-of-life to get to Hindsman. Livingston Police Officers and EMS Personnel from Americare Ambulance stood nearby as the firemen did their jobs. Hindsman was loaded onto an ambulance and rushed to Livingston Memorial Hospital where a Life-Flight helicopter was to rush him to Houston. Unfortunately, the helicopter wasn't needed as Hindsman passed away before its arrival. According to the Livingston Police Department, the train was traveling south at a speed of 31 miles per hour, which is within the authorized train speed limit. The right lane of Business 59 South was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Hindsman had insurance and his vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop in Livingston where it will be stored.
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