78 year old Robert Dibeler of Indian Springs failed to yield right-of-way and was slammed by a pickup.
Major Accident Hospitalizes 2, INDIAN SPRINGS, September 27, 2013 - At approximately 11:40 am on September 27, 2013, a black 1994 GMC Sierra driven by Joshua Burks, 28, of Big Sandy, was east-bound on US-190. As Burks approached the intersection of 190 and Pichetto Trail (entrance to Indian Springs), he suddenly swerved in an attempt to avoid a blue 2003 Chevy Venture driven by Robert Dibeler, 78, of Indian Springs. Dibeler was west-bound bound on 190 and attempted a left turn onto Pichetto Trail, but failed to yield to the oncoming vehicle driven by Burks. The two vehicles collided sending both into the grass on the west side of the pavement. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Indian Springs and Livingston volunteer fire departments, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Allen Stanton and Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Joshua Burks was physically okay, but Dibeler and his passenger (his 68 year old wife) were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic on 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Stanton, Dibeler will be cited for failure to yield right-of-way from a left turn. A rollback wrecker from LakeView Towing recovered the minivan while the pickup was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.