Trooper Nick Hatton (right) is the accident investigator.
Driver Rolls Vehicle, Walks Away, MT ROSE, September 13, 2019 - At approximately 3:10 pm on September 13, 2019, a blue 2013 Ford Escape driven by Betty Janice Mccollom, 80, of Livingston was south-bound on FM-1988 South when her vehicle left the pavement to the right, jumped a culvert and rolled. Mccollom's vehicle came to rest on its driver's side in the grass in the 4020 block of FM-1988 South. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Nick Hatton and Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Mccollom was trapped in her vehicle. Trooper Burman entered the vehicle through the rear hatch and pulled Mccollom to safety. Mccollom was able to eventually walk on her own and was escorted to a waiting ambulance. She was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Her vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service and will be stored in Goodrich. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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Deputy Ron Goertz, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, stands by as 80 year old Betty Janice Mccollom, of Livingston, is retrieved from her turned over 2013 Ford Escape.
Trooper Kevin Burman entered the turned over vehicle through the rear hatch and pulled Mccollom to safety.
Mccollom had groceries in the back of her vehicle that spilled out. Trooper Nick Hatton and Wrecker Driver Gary gathered her groceries. The groceries were picked up by Mccollom's neighbor.
Mccollom was eventually able to walk on her own. She was escorted to a waiting ambulance.
Mccollom's vehicle was turned upright and recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service out of Goodrich.
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