UPDATE: The driver of the motor scooter (Gregory Lawrence, 43, of Livingston) passed away on July 5, 2012 at 1:43 am at Hermann Hospital in Houston. Lawrence sustained major injuries shortly before 1 am on July 4, 2012 when he crashed his motor scooter on FM-350 South.
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Sergeant William Jerry with the Polk County Sheriff's Office looks for clues.
Motor Scooter Crash, Driver in Extreme Critical Condition, Alcohol and Pills Suspected, LIVINGSTON, July 4, 2012 - Shortly before 1 am on July 4, 2012, a motor scooter crash was reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Byron Dunaway and Corporal Billy Duke were dispatched to FM-350 South (across the road from Florida's Kitchen) where they found a motor scooter crash. The driver of the motor scooter, Gregory Lawrence, 43, of Livingston, was south-bound on FM-350 South on a Harley Davidson motor scooter and appeared to have entered a curve going too fast. Lawrence's vehicle left the road to the left and began to roll. Lawrence's vehicle rolled through a ditch, took out a street sign, and came to rest in a residential front yard. Lawrence was ejected and landed around 50 feet away from his vehicle. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Trooper David Flowers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Lawrence was rushed to Livingston Memorial Hospital in extremely critical condition. According to Trooper Flowers, deputies from the Sheriff's Office had to deal with Lawrence earlier in the evening for a disturbance at a party. Gregory Lawrence wasn't stable enough to be flown. Cold beer and various prescription bottles of pills were found in Lawrence's wreckage. At time of press, Lawrence remains in extremely critical condition. Lawrence's motor scooter was recovered by a roll back wrecker from Harwood Wrecker Service and will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston. The scene was cleared by about 2:30 am.
WARNING: The images below show scenes from a violent motor scooter wreck. One picture shows blood. If any of this offends you in any way, DO NOT scroll down this page.
43 year old Gregory Lawrence's Harley Davidson motor scooter rolled and ejected Lawrence in the process.
Emergency personnel got Lawrence into an ambulance. Lawrence was rushed to Livingston Memorial Hospital and remains in extreme critical condition.
Trooper David FLowers is the Investigating Officer.
Trooper Flowers found several bottles of prescription pills.
Cold beer was found in the wreckage.
Lawrence struck this street sign when his vehicle went through a ditch.
Lawrence's motor scooter was recovered by Big Jim Harwood.
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