Kenneth Goodwin (pictured) was south-bound on 59 when a car pulled off the shoulder in front of his 18 wheeler.
Small Car Nearly Obliterated by 18 Wheeler, SOUTH ANGELINA COUNTY, November 8, 2010 - At approximately 12:40 pm on November 8, 2010, Kenneth Goodwin, 26, of Tyler, was south-bound on US-59 in his 18 wheeler about a mile north of the Polk County Line when a black 2002 Ford Mustang driven by Reginald Clem, 81, of Cushing pulled off the shoulder where he was parked and directly in front of Goodwin. Goodwin's rig clipped the back of Clem's Mustang. The collision blew out the front right tire of the 18 wheeler sending it skidding off the right side of 59 into the grass. The Mustang came to rest partially on the shoulder of behind the 18 wheeler. Lufkin Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to the scene along with DPS Trooper Heith White. Goodwin was physically okay, but Clem and his 31 year old female passenger sustained undisclosed injuries and were transported to Lufkin Memorial Hospital by ambulance. The right lane of US-59 South was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Both parties had insurance. According to Trooper White, Reginald Clem may be cited for failure to yield right-of-way from the shoulder of a road. Clem's vehicle was recovered by S&W Body Shop where it will be stored in Lufkin. A heavy duty wrecker was sent for to recover the immobilized 18 wheeler.