Christopher Henderson of Germantown, Tennessee, allegedly failed to yield from the Goodrich truckstop parking lot and was struck by a NB pickup. His 2012 Nissan Sentra may be totaled.
Driver Fails to Yield from Truckstop and Is Struck by Pickup, GOODRICH, May 12, 2014 - At approximately 5:40 am on May 12, 2014, a silver 2012 Nissan Sentra driven by Christopher Henderson, 37, of Germantown, Tennessee, attempted to pull out of the parking lot of the Exxon Station at the Goodrich Truckstop and onto US-59. Henderson allegedly failed to yield right-of-way to a north-bound white 2013 Dodge 1500 pickup driven by Simon Montero, 47, of Pearland. Montero struck Henderson's vehicle pushing it off the road to the right where it came to rest while Montero pulled over a short distance further up the road by Lone Star Charlie's Restaurant. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Sergeants Rob Thomas and Lee Rogers, and Deputies Terry Valka, Cody Hardy, and Rey Davalos (all with the Polk County Sheriff's Office), and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Henderson was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital for precautionary reasons, Montero was physically okay. One lane of traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. According to Corporal Bass, Henderson was cited for failure to yield right-of-way from a private drive and no driver's license. Montero's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston while Henderson's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich.
Simon Montero's 2013 Dodge 1500 sustained heavy damage on the front passenger's side and lost a wheel during the collision.
Corporal Ramey Bass cited Hendrson for failure to yield right-of-way from a private drive and no driver's license. Henderson was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital while his puppy was put back into his wrecked vehicle.
Deputies including Terry Valka (left) and Cody Hardy assisted in the investigation.
By all appearances, Henderson was living in his car (there were baskets of laundry, a guitar, dog's bed and food and water for dog on front floor of the car).
There was also an urn in the back floorboard of Henederson's vehicle.
Henderson's puppy was taken to the Polk County Sheriff's Office where he'll be fed, watered, and cared for.
Montero's Dodge truck was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
Henderson's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop.
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