52 year old Jay Burks, of Segno, was south-bound on 146 at Munson Road when he struck the side of a pickup.
Motorcycle Strikes Pickup, 2 Hospitalized, SCHWAB CITY, October 7, 2017 - At approximately 8:25 pm on October 7, 2017, a tan 2014 Ford F-150, driven by Brandon Schultz, 17, of Votaw, was south-bound on US-146. Schultz attempted a left turn onto Munson Road. At that very moment, a black Yamaha motorcycle, driven by Jay Burks, 52, of Segno, attempted to pass Schultz's left side and collided with the driver's side of Schultz's pickup. Schultz turned onto Munson Road and stopped. Burks' motorcycle turned over ejecting him and his wife (Burks was wearing a helmet, his wife was not). Allegiance and Americare Ambulance Service were dispatched to the scene along with Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Sergeant Craig Taylor with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Kevin Burman and John Allen with the Texas Highway Patrol. Burks and his wife were both transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic on 146 was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol. Burks' motorcycle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service and will be stored in Goodrich.
Editor's Note: According to a witness, Schultz had the opposite turning indicator on causing Burks to miscalculate his attempted pass. This is being sorted out by DPS.
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17 year old Brandon Shcultz of Votaw was driving this 2014 F-150 and was impaced on the driver's side (pictured).
Burks lies on the pavement as his wife is loaded onto an ambulance.
Burks and his wife were both transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital by ambulance.
Burks' motorcycle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service.
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