Lunchtime Accident in Livingston Town Square, LIVINGSTON, December 23, 2008 - At approximately 12:20 pm on December 23, 2008 a white, late model Chevy HHR driven by Rebecca Staples, 20, of Fort Polk, Louisiana was west-bound on 190 when a green, late model Hyundai Sonata driven by Velma Leeann Mosley, 22, was east-bound on 190 and attempted to turn left onto North Washington and failed to yield right-of-way to Staples. Staples' vehicle slammed head-on into Mosley's front right passenger's side. Staples' vehicle came to rest facing north in the middle of the busy intersection, while Mosley's vehicle was spun around facing the west on 190. Both vehicles had multiple passengers including children. Airbags in both vehicles deployed. Staples and her passengers (which included her husband who is a Private in the US ARMY) were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Americare with non-life-threatening injuries. Mosley was also transported by Americare to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Livingston Police Officers Chad Ward and Leon Middleton were dispatched to the scene. Also assisting was Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Freeman. Traffic on 190 and Business 59 was partially blocked while the accident was being cleared and investigated. A rollback wrecker from Bounds Wrecker Service recovered Staples' vehicle and it will be stored at Bounds Autoplex in Livingston, while Mosley's vehicle was towed by a rollback wrecker from George White & Sons wrecker service and it will be stored in Onalaska. Mosley was issued citations for failure to yield right-of-way and child not in restraining seat. Both parties had insurance. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing shortly after 1 pm.
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