Driver Fails to Yield, Gets Broadsided, Flown From Scene, LEGGETT, July 22, 2018 - At approximately 2:12 pm on July 22, 2018, a white 2008 Chevy Impala, driven by Paralene Sisley, 82, of Leggett, was north-bound on US-59. Sisley, attempted a left turn onto Glover Road and failed to yield to a south-bound 2002 Lincoln Navigator, driven by Tristan Gilford, 31, of Houston. Gilford's vehicle slammed into the passenger's side if Sisley's vehicle. The vehicles spun around. Sisley's vehicle turned over entrapping her inside. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputy Kade Burman with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Colton McQuilkin, Donny Akers, Zach Lenderman, and Nick Hatton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Gilford was physically okay. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the roof off of Sisley's vehicle as the carefully remove her from her vehicle. Sisley was transported by ambulance to a landing zone that was set up at Leggett School. She was flown to Conroe Regional Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Sisley was cited for failure to yield right-of-way. Gilford's vehicle was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan. Sisley's vehicle was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet (also out of Corrigan).
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Firemen use the Jaws-of-Life to cut the roof off of Paralene Sisley's 2008 Chevy Impala. Sisley was trapped inside.
Sisley was loaded onto an ambulance and flown to a nearby landing zone where a PHi Air Medical helicopter landed and flew her to Conroe Regional Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
Trooper Colton McQuilkin is the primary accident investigator.
A dog that was a passenger in Gilford's vehicle was physically okay.
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