47 year old Jose Aguilar Roldan, of Nacogdoches, struck this guardrail a short distance north of the Livingston City Limits. Alcohol is suspected.
Single Vehicle Accident Hospitalizes 2, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, November 8, 2014 - At approximately 3 am on November 8, 2014, a green 2000 Nissan Maxima, driven by Jose Aguilar Roldan, 47, of Nacogdoches, was north-bound on US-59 a short distance north of the Livingston City Limits. Roldan's vehicle veered right and struck a guardrail as his vehicle slid out of control and came to rest sideways in the left lane of traffic. Both Roldan and his passenger were trapped in their totaled car. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Sergeant David Ramsey and Corporal Jacob Chapman with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Darwon Evans with the Texas Highway Patrol. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the door, the roof, and the steering wheel from the vehicle in order to safely remove Roldan from his vehicle. Roldan's passenger was also removed. Both were treated at the scene and transported to CHI St. Luke's Hospital Livingston with undisclosed injuries. Traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was completely blocked during rescue operations, and partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Evans, the accident remains under investigation, however, alcohol is suspected. Roldan's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Jose Aguilar Roldan sits pinned in his vehicle as firemen continue to work to free him.
Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Cochran uses his radio to communicate vehicle information.
The accident is being investigated by Trooper Darwon Evans.
A cold can of beer and other beer cans (allegedly from Roldan's vehicle).
Roldan's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini assisted with vehicle recovery operations.
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