Major Accident Hospitalizes 3, SODA, July 16, 2018 - At approximately 6:55 pm on July 16, 2018, a tan 2008 Ford F-150, driven by Gerrit Ettema, 87, of Livingston, was east-bound on US-190 East. Ettema was waiting to make a left turn onto Neel Road when he was slammed from behind by a white, 1999 GMC pickup, driven by Kyle Graves, 30, of Bacliff. The impact pushed Ettema's pickup approximately twenty yards further as Graves' pickup rolled and came to rest upside down in between the east and west bound lanes. Americare and Allegiance Ambulance Services were dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Sergeant Javier Segura with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Ashlee White and John Allen with the Texas Highway Patrol. Graves, Ettema and his passenger wife were all three transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. All traffic on 190 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Graves was cited for failure to control speed and driving with an invalid drivers license. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered both vehicles and they'll be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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87 year old Gerritt Ettema, of Livingston was driving a tan Ford pickup and pulling a trailer with a riding lawnmower and other things when he was slammed from behind as he was waiting to make a left turn onto Neel Road.
30 year old Kyle Graves, of Bacliff, was driving this 1999 GMC pickup and slammed Ettema from behind.
Graves' pickup was turned upright and recovered by Ken's Towing (both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towibng).
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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