Driver Charles Tukacs of Sugar Hill, GA examines his jack knifed 18 wheeler.
18 Wheeler Hydroplanes and Jack Knifes, LIVINGSTON, November 11, 2010 - Shortly before 5 pm on November 11, 2010 an 18 wheeler hauling Wal-Mart goods was north-bound on US-59 North just of Livingston. According to driver Charles Tukacs, 47, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, his rig hydroplaned causing it to leave the road to the right and jack knife. DPS Troopers Ramey Bass, David Flowers, and Donny Akers were dispatched to the scene. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the mishap. According to Trooper Bass, Tukacs will receive a citation for unsafe speed. One lane of traffic was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Tukacs did have insurance. A heavy-duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan was sent for to clean up the mess and it will be stored in Corrigan. The scene was cleared about 2 hours later.
Special thank you: Precious Angel, Bryan Cox
Trooper Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol cited Tukacs for unsafe speed.
The front wheels were entrenched in mud.
The rear wheels were suspended in the air as the trailer portion of the rig looked to be in a precarious position.
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