Truck Slams Into Bridge Column, LIVINGSTON, April 20, 2023 - At approximately 10:15 am on April 20, 2023, the driver of a 2007 Chevy Avalanche was south-bound and curving left going under the US-59 U-Turn underpass (next to Boot Barn). The driver allegedly had brake failure as his truck left the pavement to the right and slammed into a bridge column. Allegiance and Texan EMS service were dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, and Officers with Livingston Police Department including investigating officer, Scott Paske. The driver, Robert L. Habisch, Jr., 45, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, was allegedly thrown from his truck and landed on the ground next to his truck. His passenger, Crystal Dawn Hinden, 41, of Conroe, was pinned in the vehicle (passenger's side). Volunteer Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the door off and gain access to Hinden. Habisch was transported by ambulance to a landing zone and flown to Conroe Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Hinden was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. This accident remains under investigation by the Livingston Police Department. Habisch's vehicle was recovered by Dan's Towing and will be stored in Livingston.
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45 year old Robert L. Habisch, Jr., of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin was driving this 2007 Chevy Avalanche under the underpass (next to Livingston Boot Barn) when his brakes allegedly failed causing him to slam into this column.
Sergeant Ronnie Bogany with Livingston PD speaks with Habisch.
Habisch's passenger, 41 year old Crystal Dawn Hinden, of Conroe, was trapped in the passenger's side.
Habisch's vehicle was recovered by Dan's Towing.
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