No Passing on Shoulder, Car Slams Pickup, LIVINGSTON, August 22, 2018 - At approximately 7:15 am on August 22, 2018, a gray 2017 Ford F-350, driven by Phillip Kay, 48, of Livingston, was south-bound on US-59 (just north of the Livingston City Limits). As Kay attempted a right turn into Hendrix Machinery, his passenger front side was slammed by a maroon 1991 Chevy Caprice, driven by Daniel Patrick Austin, 25, of Leggett. Austin was allegedly trying to pass on the left shoulder of the south-bound side of 59 when he slammed Kay's vehicle. The impact caused Austin's vehicle to slide into the weeds on the left side of the pavement, Kay's vehicle came to rest on the left shoulder. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Sergeant Jason Paske with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Alan Stanton and Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Austin was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed (but non-life threatening) injuries. Phillip Kay was physically okay. One lane of traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Austin was cited for passing on the shoulder and no insurance. Both vehicles were recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
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25 year old Daniel Patrick Austin, of Leggett, was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. Austin allegedly attempted to pass on the shoulder of 59 and struck a pickup.
Austin was driving this 1991 Chevy Caprice.
Austin's vehicle struck this 2017 Ford F-350 driven by 48 year old Phillip Kay, of Livingston. Kay was physically okay.
Troopers Alan Stanton (left) and Chris Cain investigated the accident.
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