Motorcycle Crash Hospitalizes 1, BLANCHARD, March 19, 2020 - At approximately 1:25 pm on March 19, 2020, a black 1999 Yamaha motorcycle, driven by Michael David Cude, 63, of Livingston, was south-bound on FM-3126 (about a mile south of the caution light on US-190 West). Cude failed to notice a dump truck in front of him that slowed down to make a right turn into a private drive. Cude began breaking but lost control and crashed his motorcycle into the pavement (not into the dump truck). Cude was ejected, he was wearing a helmet. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department and Trooper Nick Hatton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Cude suffered severe road rash on his body and appeared to have internal injuries. He was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital by ambulance. The motorcycle was moved off the road and onto the shoulder. Cude was cited for driving with an invalid license and failure to control speed. His motorcycle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Trooper Nick Hatton (seated in patrol unit) is the primary investigator.
63 year old Michael David Cude, of Livingston, was driving this 1999 Yamaha motorcycle when he crashed it on FM-3126 about a mile south of the caution light on US-190 West.
Cude was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Cude's motorcycle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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