Robert Pinkney of Lufkin was cited for failure to control speed after he slammed into a stopped vehicle in front of him.
3 Car Accident and Construction Snarl Traffic on FM-350 South, LIVINGSTON, July 22, 2010 - Shortly before 6 pm on July 22, 2010, a three car accident occurred on FM-350 South that helped backup traffic already crawling due to construction. The whole episode began when a silver Pontiac Grand Am driven by Clarence Miles, 53, of Livingston, was sitting at a stop point (held up by construction) waiting for his turn to go (north-bound). Miles was slammed from behind by a white Chevy 1500 pickup driven by Robert C. Pinkney, 57, of Lufkin. The impact knocked Miles' vehicle into a white Toyota Corolla driven by Glen Rigdon, 60, also of Livingston. Miles' vehicle came to rest on the right side of 350. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Sergeant Christian Schanmier and Deputy Jamie Buie and DPS Trooper David Flowers. Miles and his passenger (brother Edward Miles) were both transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic was completely blocked during investigation and cleanup. All parties had insurance. Robert Pinkney was issued a citation for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the Miles' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston, Ken's towing also recovered Pinkney's vehicle and it will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston. Glen Rigdon's Toyota Corolla was still drivable. The scene was cleared by 7 pm.
Special thank you: Assignment Editor, Stash Anderson and Ken from Ken's Towing
Traffic Accident and construction was making life miserable for commuters in the sweltering heat.
Robert Pinkney's truck sustained heavy front end damage.
The driver of this Pontiac Grand Am (Clarence Miles of Livingston) was hospitalized, as was his brother Edward Miles (passenger).
Trooper David Flowers with the Texas Highway Patrol investigated the accident.
Trooper Flowers speaks with driver Glen Rigdon (right). Rigdon's Toyota Corolla sustained minimal damage and was still drivable.
Clarence Miles was loaded onto an ambulance and transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing.
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