Firemen from Livingston Heavy Rescue Unit work quickly to remove the driver from her vehicle.
Rural Mail Truck Roll Over, Driver Flown to Conroe, LIVINGSTON, December 8, 2014 - At approximately 2 pm on December 8, 2014, a rural mail deliverer was east-bound on Old Woodville road (less than a mile off 190 East). The driver, Wanda Hammond, 41, of Livingston, apparently became distracted as her vehicle veered left and rolled. Her vehicle (a 1994 Jeep Cherokee) came to rest on it's driver's side. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Trooper Barett Duren with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fireman (and County Commissioner) Tommy Overstreet was one of the first emergency personnel on the scene. Overstreet stated that he heard Hammond say that she was being smothered by mail packages. Overstreet used his a knife and then a shovel to knock out the windshield and remove the mail that was smothering Hammond. Volunteer Firemen worked for about 30 minutes to remove Hammond from her vehicle utilizing the Jaws-of-Life, and saws to cut the roof off of Hammond's vehicle. Hammond was treated at the scene and flown by helicopter a short time later to Conroe Regional Hospital with undisclosed injuries. All traffic on Old Woodville Road was blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Trooper Duren, Hammond will be cited for unsafe speed. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop recovered Hammond's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich. Special thank you: Ken withKen's Towing
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An EMS Technician with Americare Ambulance Service crawls under the turned over Jeep in order to communicate with the trapped driver.
Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life and power saws to cut the roof off of the 1994 Jeep.
Hammond was safely removed from her vehicle.
Trooper Barett Duren is the primary investigator.
Every piece of mail was gathered and collected by the Livingston post office (with help from volunteer firemen).
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