PHi Air Medical lands on the south-bound side of US-59 just south of the Livingston City Limits.
Blown Tire Causes 18 Wheeler Accident, LIVINGSTON, May 13, 2019 - At approximately 2:20 pm on May 13, 2019, a gray 2019 Volkswagen Passat, driven by Steven Lee West, 67, of Humble, was south-bound on US-59. Just as West passed the Livingston City Limits, he suddenly found himself nearly having a head-on accident with an 18 wheeler. The semi, driven by Tom Moravee, 49, of Pasadena, was north-bound on 59, when his front left tire had a blowout. The blown tire caused the 18 wheeler to leave the pavement to the left, proceed through the center median, and enter the south-bound lanes of traffic where it scraped down the driver's side of West's vehicle. Moravee's rig continued leftward and left the south-bound lanes where it finally stopped after it slammed into a natural embankment. West's vehicle left the pavement to the right and came to rest at the woodline. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Officers from Livingston Police Department, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Corporal Ramey Bass, John Allen, Kevin Burman, Donny Akers, Nick Hatton and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol. Moravee was not injured. West was flown to Houston by PHi Air Medical. West's wife was transported by Ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Traffic on the south-bound side was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup and fully blocked during flight operations. West's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker and will be stored in Goodrich. The 18 wheeler was recovered by a heavy duty wrecker. No citations were issued.
Stop having to buy new tires every six months! FIX IT ONCE AND FOR ALL!
67 year old Steven Lee West, of Humble, was driving this 2019 Volkswagen Passat south on US-59.
49 year old Tom Moravee, of Pasadena was driving this 18 wheeler north-bound, blew a tire, then left the pavement to the left, proceeded through the median, scraped West's vehicle, then continued leftward off the pavement and stopped when it struck an natural embankment.
The 18 wheeler blew a tire and left the pavement, went through the median and entered the south-bound lanes of traffic.
West was flown by medical helicopter to Houston.
West's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker.
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