Woman Life Flighted from Accident, LIVINGSTON, October 30, 2009 - Shortly after 3 pm on October 30, 2009 a red 1977 Ford Mustang driven by Tiney Simons, 46, was north-bound on US-59 in Livingston. Simons apparently had car trouble on the overpass by the Jr. High School in Livingston and was stopped in the right lane of traffic when she was slammed from behind by a 2007 Mercedes S 550 driven by Dortha Jones, 79, of Seven Oaks. Jones' airbags deployed. The collision knocked the mustang onto the shoulder to the right of 59 and into the guard rail. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Livingston Volunteer Fire Department and Livingston Police Officers Kevin Blackburn, Marty Drake, and Lewis Milner. Simons' passenger (her husband) was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with incapacitating injuries. Tiney Simons was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital where a Life Flight Helicopter airlifted her to Hermann Hospital in Houston with serious injuries. Jones and her passenger were physically okay. The right lane of traffic on 59 North was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Dortha Jones' vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Harrison's Body Shop in Livingston where it will be stored. Simons' vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker service and it will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston. Both parties had insurance. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing by 3:55 pm. According to LPD, Simons was faulted for the crash for not getting her vehicle off the road and trying to coast rather than clearing the lane of traffic.
Special Thank You: Officer Kevin Blackburn of the Livingston Police Department
Livingston Police Officers quickly converged on the scene.
Dortha Jones of Seven Oaks and her husband mull over their accident situation.
Jones' vehicle sustained heavy front end damage.
Tiney Simons' mustang may be totaled.
EMS Personnel prepare Tiney Simons to be airlifted to Houston.
Simons is lifted off for Hermann Hospital in Houston.
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