Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Cochran near Piney Creek, north of Corrigan on Thursday (09/18/14).
A Wet, Soggy, Sordid Affair, CORRIGAN, September 19, 2014 - Shortly before 2 pm on September 18, 2014, an 18 wheeler crash on US-59 at the Neches River Bridge (Angelina County side) was just the beginning of a huge mess that would slow traffic to a crawl for hours. The Angelina County crash caused traffic to back up on the north-bound side of 59 well into Polk County. With the wet and rainy conditions, there were several more 18 wheeler crashes due to drivers driving too fast and not paying attention. When all was said and done, there were six vehicle crashes. Americare Ambulance Service sent several ambulances, Corrigan, Livingston, Diboll, and Lufkin Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched along with Corrigan Police Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Troopers from Angelina County, and Trooper Chad Seamans (Polk County). Amazingly only four people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. All of the accidents were north of Piney Creek (around 8 miles north of Corrigan).
Two 18 wheelers (one slammed the other from behind as both went into the muddy median).
An 18 wheeler scrunched this pickup against the guardrail.
Trooper Chad Seamans uses an umbrella to protect his cell phone from the rain. Seamans was the investigator for the accidents on the Polk County Side of the Neches River Bridge.
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