2 Vehicle Accident in Front of High School, LIVINGSTON, October 13, 2016 - At approximately 7 am on October 13, 2016, a red 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, driven by Daniel Castanon, 22, of Lufkin, was south-bound on FM-350 South (next to Livingston High School). Castanon's pickup slammed into the front passenger's side of a black 2005 Chevy Silverado driven by a 16 year old LHS female. The student was north-bound on 350 and attempted a left turn into the parking lot of LHS, but failed to yield to Castanon. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputy Terri Mayer with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Troopers Donny Akers and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol, and Officers Brandon Brewer and Kevin Blackburn with the Livingston Police Department. Castanon was pinned in his pickup. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut Castanon's vehicle open. Castanon was transported by Ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospitalwith undisclosed injuries. The student was transported by private vehicle to CHI just to be checked out, but seemed unharmed. Traffic on 350 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. The student was cited for failure to yield right-of-way. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the student's vehicle and transported it to their home. Castanon's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service and will be stored in Goodrich.
The balck 2005 Chevy Silverado was north-bound on FM-350 South and attempted a left turn into the parking lot of Livingston High School, but failed to yield to the red 2000 Dodge Ram.
Officer Brandon Brewer, with Livngston Police Department speaks with the 16 year old who failed to yield (Brewer is the accident investigator).
22 year old Daniel Castanon was pinned in his truck. Volunteer firemen from Livingston VFD used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the vehicle open.
The Original Cooper the Fire Dog was on hand to help keep things under control.
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