An ambulance pulls into the parking lot of Jimmy Bowen's Automotive. The vehicle was in the nearby trees.
Major Accident on FM-350, Two Flown Out, LIVINGSTON, October 20, 2010 - At approximately 11:30 am on October 20, 2010, a blue 2009 Chevy Colorado driven by Hubert Leo Page, 85, of Livingston was north bound on FM-350 North when, according to his wife (Margaret, 84), he crossed over the center stripe into the south-bound lane. Page then over corrected to the right and left the road to the right, drove through the grass, took out a guy wire on a utility pole, and slammed into a tree at the wood line across the street from Town & Country Road. Page's vehicle came to rest upside down in the trees. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputies from the Sheriff's Office, and DPS Troopers Donny Akers and Ramey Bass. Emergency personnel were able remove Margaret Page from the turned over vehicle, but had to take much more time to successfully remove Hubert Page as he was pinned in the vehicle. Firemen utilized the Jaws-of-Life to finally get Page out onto a stretcher. Traffic was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. Both Page and his wife were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital where 2 PHI Air Medical helicopters landed and flew both to Hermann Hospital with serious injuries. Page did have insurance. According to Trooper Akers, unsafe speed was a contributing factor in the accident. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Page's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. No citations have been issued at this time as the accident remains under investigation. The scene was cleared shortly after 1 pm.