Emergency personnel use the jaws-of-life to free 62 year old Rob Thomas. Thomas (a Sergeant for the Polk County Sheriff's Office) fell asleep while driving.
Driver Rolls Pickup, Walks Away, LIVINGTON, September 26, 2014 - At approximately 5:55 pm on September 26, 2014, a green 2005 Ford F-250 driven by Rob Thomas, 62, of Livingston was north-bound on FM-3126 near Lake Livingston Sate Park when he fell asleep at the wheel. His pickup crossed over the south-bound lane and he left the pavement. His truck rolled and came to rest on its passenger's side. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, a surplus of deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Donny Akers, Ashley Mcbride, and Kevin Burman. Rob Thomas is a Sergeant for the Polk County Sheriff's Office and was off duty at the time of his accident. Thomas was pinned in his vehicle as firemen used the jaws-of-life to free him. Once freed, Thomas was helped to an ambulance and seemed to be a little shaken up, but otherwise okay. All traffic on 3126 was halted during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Thomas' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Thomas is partially visible as the caved in roof held him pinned down against the interior of his pickup.
Trooper Donny Akers attempts to communicate with Thomas.
Thomas (wearing white shirt) finally emerged.
Thomas was a little shaken up, but otherwise okay.
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