The smallish Suzuki sustained heavy rear-end damage.
Accident by City Grille Sends Two Livingston Women to Hospital, LIVINGSTON, July 19, 2008 - At approximately 3:15 pm on July 19, 2008, a blue, 2006 Suzuki Forenza driven by Haley Rogers, 20, of Livingston attempted to cross over 190 West (east-bound side) and failed to yield right of way to an east-bound blue 2006 Dodge full size pickup driven by Michael Brandon Owens, 26, of Livingston. The truck slammed into the rear passenger side of the Suzuki. The truck pulled over to the into the parking lot of City Grille while the car came to a rest just over 190 and onto 350 South. Both Rogers and her passenger Constance Shoemake were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital via Americare Ambulance Service with non-life-threatening injuries. Livingston Police Officers Rob Atkins and Lewis Milner worked the accident with assistance from Polk County Sheriff's Deputies Mark Dubose, Vance Berry, and Mike Nettles. Two lanes of 190 were blocked on the east-bound side as sheriff's deputies directed traffic while the accident was being investigated and cleared. The north-bound lane of 350 south was also blocked at this time. Both drivers had insurance and all vehicle occupants had their seat belts fastened. The Suzuki was towed by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush and will be stored at Fawbush body shop on US-59 next door to Lone Star Charlie's, while the Dodge truck was towed by Ken's towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in downtown Livingston. The accident was cleared and traffic was fully flowing by 4:45 pm.