3 Vehicle Accident, All 3 Drivers Hospitalized, GOODRICH, July 30, 2018 - At approximately 6:45 pm on July 30, 2018, a brown late model Kia Soul, driven by Teresa Dobson, 50, of Livingston, was north-bound on US-59. There was a gray late model Ford F-350, driven by Jason Dankenbring, 41, of Cleveland, directly in front of her. Both moved into the turning lane to go to the crossover to the south-bound side of 59 (just south of the south end of Loop 393). A white 1999 F-350, driven by Keith Edward Rains, 55, of Diboll, swerved into their lane and came up behind both. Rains' pickup lightly struck the passenger's side of Dobson's vehicle, then slammed into the rear-end of Dankenbring's pickup. The impact pushed Dankenbring's vehicle through the median and onto its driver's side. Rains' pickup slid through the median and came to rest at the edge of the south-bound lanes of 59. Americare and Allegiance Ambulance Services were dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston and Goodrich Volunteer Fire Departments, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Colton McQuilkin and Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Dobson and Dankenbring were removed from their vehicles quickly, but Rains was pinned inside his vehicle. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut Rains' truck from around him. Amazingly, Rains was a little beat up, but emerged from the vehicle under his own power. All three drivers were transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed but non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Keith Rains is facing a citation for failure to maintain a single lane of traffic. Both trucks were recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston (The Kia Soul was driven from the scene).
EDITOR'S NOTE: I didn't have my camera so I used my cell phone for all the pictures (the quality of the photos takes a hit).
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Sergeant Javier Segura (right) and Deputy Austin McCracken were the first 2 first responders on the scene.
A gray late model Ford F-350 (driven by Jason Dankenbring) was impacted from behind and turned over.
A brown Kia Soul, driven by Teresa Dobson was lightly struck by Rains' pickup (Trooper Colton McQuilkin pictured).
55 year old Keith Rains, of Diboll was pinned inside is 1999 Ford F-350.
Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the truck from around Rains.
Once the truck was cut from around Rains, he emerged from his vehicle under his own power.
Both pickups were recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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