Volunteer firemen from Livingston work to safely remove 66 year old Iris Heron, of Campti, Louisiana from her vehicle.
Two Vehicle Accident, One Person Flown Out, GOODRICH, July 10, 2015 - At approximately 8:10 pm on July 10, 2015, a gold colored 2004 Buick LeSabre driven by Iris Heron, 66, of Campti, Louisiana, was sitting at a stop sign on Queen's Row Road at US-59 (road at Goodrich truck stop, north-bound side). Heron pulled into the north-bound lanes but failed to yield to a white 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Charles Blansett, 62, of Nacogdoches. The vehicles collided sending both into the center median. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Trooper Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Iris Heron was trapped in her vehicle. Volunteer firemen utilized the Jaws-of-Life to pry the jammed door open. Heron was loaded into an ambulance and transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital and loaded into a PHi Air Medical Helicopter and flown to Conroe Regional Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Heron's 8 year old passenger (her grand daughter) and Charles Blansett were physically okay. Iris Heron is facing a citation for failure to yield right-of-way from a stop sign. Traffic on both sides of 59 was partially blocked during investigation and clean up. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Blansett's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Heron's vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
Firemen bend Heron's car door back so that they could gain access to her.
Heron was eventually flown to Conroe Regional Hospital.
Trooper Donny Akers investigated the accident.
Blansett's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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