Emergency personnel work to free 24 year old Sidney Cox of Livingston.
Pickup vs. 18 Wheeler, SEVEN OAKS, September 23, 2014 - At approximately 5:20 am on September 23, 2014, a tan 2001 Chevy Silverado driven by Sidney Cox, 24, of Livingston, was north-bound on US-59 in Seven Oaks when his pickup slammed broad side into the trailer of an 18 wheeler. The 18 wheeler was driven by Larry Nelson, 52, of Rockdale. Nelson attempted to pull across the north-bound lanes from the parking lot of the truck stop to the south-bound lanes of 59. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with volunteer fire departments from Livingston and Corrigan, and Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office including Sergeant Lee Rogers, Cody Hardy, Terry Valka and Jacob Hopper. Trooper Chad Seamans with the Texas Highway Patrol was dispatched to investigate. Cox was trapped in his pickup as volunteer firemen used the jaws-of-life to cut him from his vehicle. Cox was loaded onto and ambulance and treated before being transferred to a PHi Air Medical Helicopter and transported to Hermann Hospital in Houston with serious injuries. All traffic on US-59 (north and south bound traffic) was blocked during helicopter flight operations. The south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Seamans, Nelson was cited for failure to yield right-of-way from a private drive. Both the pickup and the 18 wheeler were recovered by Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan.
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Cox was loaded onto an ambulance and prepared for helicopter flight to Houston.
Cox was loaded onto a PHi Air Medical helicopter and flown to Houston.
Both the pickup and the 18 wheeler were recovered by Riley Wrecker Service.
The impact of the pickup bent the framing under the 18 wheeler trailer.
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