Trooper Ashlee McBride is the accident investigator.
Tire Blowout Causes Rollover, Two Flown to Houston, NEW WILLARD, July 11, 2015 - At approximately 7:25 am on July 11, 2015, a tan 2000 Ford Explorer driven by Lucero Espinosa Bazaldua, 20, of Center, was south-bound on US-59. Bazaldua's rear passenger's side tire suddenly blew out causing her to lose control. Her vehicle briefly entered the center median. Bazaldua's front end dug into the grass causing her vehicle to roll back onto the pavement. Her vehicle came to rest upright in the left lane of the south-bound side of 59. During the rollover, her husband and her 10 month old baby were ejected. Witnesses of the accident quickly responded and rushed to the scene to help. Texan EMS and Americare Ambulance Services were dispatched to the scene, along with Deputy Jacob Hopper and Sergeant Craig Taylor (both with the Polk County Sheriff's Office), Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, and Trooper Ashlee McBride with Texas Highway Patrol. Bazaldua's husband and baby sustained serious injuries prompting emergency personnel to set up a landing zone on the south-bound side of 59. All traffic on the south-bound side was blocked during flight operations, investigation and cleanup. Both the husband and baby were flown out by PHi Air Medical to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Bazaldua was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Lucero Bazaldua may be facing citations for no seatbelt (husband) and baby not secured in baby car seat. Her vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker Service and will be stored in Livingston.
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Lucero Bazaldua's 2000 Ford Explorer rolled and came to rest upright on the south-bound side of 59.
Trooper McBride was assisted by Deputy Jacob Hopper (left) and Sergeant Craig Taylor.
Bazaldua's 10 month old baby was flown to Houston...
...her husband was also flown to Houston.
PHi Air Medical lifts off for Houston.
Bazaldua's vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker.
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