The truckstop area of Goodrich/Livingston is an area that is common to bad accidents.
Major Accident by Goodrich Truck Stop, Multiple Hospitalized, 1 Flown, GOODRICH, November 23, 2012 - At around 2:40 pm on November 23, 2012, a silver 2006 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Richard Andrew Harrington, 72, of Corpus Christi, was waiting at at stop sign next to Lone Star Charlie's restaurant. Harrington was waiting to cross over the north-bound lanes of US-59 to the south-bound lanes. Harrington pulled out but failed to yield to an oncoming north-bound silver 2002 Lexus RX300 driven by Randall Rodewald, 60, of Hot Sprigns, Arkansas. Harrington's vehicle was broadsided in the driver's side door by the Lexus. The collision sent both vehicles into the grassy median. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputy Glen Edwards with the Sheriff's Office and Trooper Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to pull the door off of Harrington's minivan in order to free him from his vehicle. A PHi Air Medical Helicopter was summoned. Richard Harrington was loaded onto the helicopter and flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston with serious injuries. Two of Harrington's passengers were transported by ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Randall Rodwald was physically okay and refused medical treatment, but his three passengers were also transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Both the north-bound side of 59 and the south-bound side of 59 had one lane closed off as the accident was being investigated and cleared. According to Trooper Cain, Richard Harrington was cited for failure to yield right-of-way from a stop sign. Harrington's vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich, while Rodewald's vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared in a little over an hour.
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Trooper Chris Cain was dispatched to investigate the accident.
The silver Lexus (right) was north-bound on US-59 and broadsided the silver Chrysler when the Chrysler attempted to cross over to the south-bound side of 59, but failed to yield to oncoming traffic.
Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to pop the jammed door of the Chrysler to get to the driver (72 year old Richard Harrington of Corpus Christi).
Harrington was treated at the scene and transported to Houston by PHi Air Medical Helicopter.
At total of six people were hospitalized.
PHi Air Medical lifts off for Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Randall Rodewald's 2002 Lexus RX300 was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini keeps an eye on the situation from the truck.
Mixi was on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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