Burress' wife was partially ejected from the modified Ford Festiva.
Elderly Woman Life-Flighted in Accident on 190, LIVINGSTON, September 17, 2008 - At approximately 11:20 am on September 17, 2008, a purple modified 1988 Ford Festiva driven by Boyce Eugene Burress, 81, of Livingston attempted to crossover from the east-bound side of 190 west to the west-bound side. According to witnesses, Burress had a green light to go left, but failed to yield right-of-way to a gray 2006 GMC Sierra driven by Gary Barboza of Livingston. Burress' vehicle broad-sided Barboza causing heavy front end damage to the Festiva while the Truck sustained moderate damage to the driver's side door area. Burress' passenger wife, Midge Burress was partially ejected from the vehicle. Livingston Police Sergeant Leon Middleton was dispatched to the scene of the accident along with officers Chad Ward, Lewis Milner and Chad Lilley. An Americare Ambulance treated Midge Burress at the scene and transported her to Livingston Memorial Hospital where she was picked up by a Life-Flight helicopter and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The right hand lane of the west-bound side of 190 was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Both drivers had insurance. Burress will be issued a citation for failure to yield right-of-way. Burress' vehicle was towed by a rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker Service and will be stored at LakeView Wrecker in Livingston, while Barboza's truck was towed by a rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker service and will be stored at Harwood Wrecker in Livingston. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing by 12 noon.
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