Deputy Lee Rogers (left) was the first responder on the scene.
3 Hospitalized in Major Accident at 1988 and 146, LIVINGSTON, December 7, 2008 - At Approximately 9:20 pm on December 7, 2008 a tan 2006 Chevy Truck driven by Senovia Ramos, 37, of Livingston was east-bound on FM-1988 and waiting to turn north onto Highway 146 when a white 2003 Toyota Tacoma driven by Joshua Wade Sanders, 18, of Livingston was north-bound on 146 and swerved into Ramos' vehicle knocking it into the parking lot of R&D Grocery. Sanders' vehicle pulled into the parking lot and stopped. Deputy Lee Rogers with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was the first emergency responder on the scene and immediately radioed for EMS to step it up as Ramos' pregnant wife was trapped inside. DPS Trooper Chris Stanbery and other Polk County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the scene. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department arrived and utilized the Jaws-of-Life to pry open the door in order to extract the passenger from Ramos' vehicle. Two ambulances from Americare Ambulance Service arrived to treat victims of the accident. Ramos, his wife, and small son were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Sanders will be issued a citation for failure to maintain a single lane. All parties had insurance. A rollback wrecker from Harrison's Wrecker Service recovered both vehicles and they will be stored at Harrison's Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 10:45 pm.
Sergeant William Jerry consoles and accident victim.