Trooper Glen Goodwin speaks with William Peterson (Peterson failed to yield).
4 Hospitalized in Accident on 146, LIVINGSTON, August 28, 2009 - At approximately 6:30 pm on August 28, 2009, a green 1998 Ford Explorer driven by Nina King, 23, of Livingston, was south-bound on US-146 near the Escapees Care Center when a tan 2000 Lincoln Town Car driven by William Peterson, 74, of Livingston pulled out from Escapees Care Center directly in front of King's vehicle. King took evasive action and cut left to avoid broad siding Peterson. King's vehicle left the road to the left, clipped a telephone pole, and continued until it crashed through a brick/block sign for Somerset Subdivision. Both of King's airbags deployed. King's vehicle came to rest upright facing south. Peterson pulled over to the north-bound shoulder of 146 and offered assistance. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with DPS Troopers Glen Goodwin, Darwon Evans, and David Morris along with Deputies Mike Nettles and Jamie Buie. EMS Personnel from Americare treated King and her 3 passengers at the scene and transported all 4 to Livingston Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries (two of King's passengers were small children). Traffic on US-146 was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Goodwin, Peterson will receive a citation for failure to yield right-of-way at a stop sign while King will receive a citation for driving with an invalid license. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered King's vehicle and it will be stored at Harwood Wrecker Service in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 7:31 pm.
Nina King's vehicle crashed through a brick/block sign.
An ambulance driver from Americare at the scene.
William Peterson was driving this 2000 Lincoln Town Car when he pulled out in front of King.
King's vehicle struck this utility pole and then crashed through the Somerset subdivision sign.
The subdivision sign was made of bricks and concrete blocks.
Both of King's airbags deployed.
Deputy Mike Nettles speaks with William Peterson.
Subdivision developers Mike and Mary Louise Templeton (with son Dominick) survey the damage.
Two small children in King's vehicle were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
DPS Trooper Glen Goodwin (right) and Deputy Jamie Buie.
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