Livingston Police Officer Jason Thomas investigates.
Car Slams Into House in Downtown Livingston, LIVINGSTON, October 22, 2008 - At approximately 7:10 pm on October 22, 2008, a gold colored 2006 Ford Focus driven by Laura Lea Gallagher of Longview was south-bound on Briarway (next to the post office) when her car left the road to the right towards the end of the road and plowed through a yard, ran over a street sign, crossed Andover Street, into another yard and slammed into the corner of a brick home. The car slid facing perpindicular to the point of impact. Gallagher's airbag deployed. The impact shifted the entire brick wall about three feet, left a gaping hole at the point of impact, while half the wall collapsed. The car was totaled. Livingston Police Officers Jason Thomas and Ashley Brame were dispatched to the scene of the accident. Emergency personnel with Americare Ambulance service arrived and treated Gallagher at the scene. Gallagher was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries.
Homeowner Helen Tillison looks out her front door.
The house is located at 1311 Andover and is owned by Helen Tillison, an elderly lady. The impact knocked the furniture on interior of the home out of place. Nobody in the home was injured. Andover street was blocked off as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Gallagher had insurance. A roll back wrecker from Ken's Towing arrived and recovered the vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. At time of press, it is not known why Gallagher left the road, however, the cause of the accident is under investigation.
Interior of home at point of impact.
The other end of the wall...
...shifted about 3 feet.
Laura Lea Gallagher was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Americare Ambulance.
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