David Taylor (center) was allegedly distracted when he slammed into the back of another vehicle.
3 Hospitalized (2 flown to Houston) in Major Accident, LIVINGSTON, August 29, 2010 - At approximately 5:30 pm on August 29, 2010, James McShan, 49, of Livingston and his son, Sky McShan, 25, were stopped at a red light on US-190 West by Backyard Oasis in their white 1994 GMC Sonoma when they were slammed from behind by a red 2005 Nissan Titan driven by David Taylor, 54, of Silsbee. The collision pushed McShan's vehicle all the way to the end of a drainage ditch to the right side of 190 as his vehicle slammed into a large culvert. Taylor's Nissan came to rest (front end first) in the other end of the ditch. Lone Star EMS and Americare Ambulance Service were dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Officers Chad Ward and Chase Lambert (both with the Livingston Police Department). Emergency personnel removed McShan and his son from their vehicle as EMS Personnel treated each at the scene and prepared them to be flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston. David Taylor was physically okay, however, his passenger was treated at the scene and transported by Ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital. One lane of traffic was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. A landing Zone was set up at First National Bank parking lot where a PHI Helicopter and a Life Flight Helicopter flew James McShan and his son Sky to Hermann Hospital in Houston. According to Officer Chad Ward, Taylor was issued a citation for failure to control speed. Both parties had insurance. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered both vehicles and they will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 6:45 pm.