39 year old Christopher Shane Langley, of Houston, was driving this 2008 Chevy pickup when he struck a light pole off Loop 116 (south end) and US-59 on Sunday night.
Unlucky Driver Gets Light Pole Across Her Windshield, NEW WILLARD, November 18, 2018 - At approximately 6:45 pm on November 18, 2018, a black 2008 Chevy pickup, driven by Christopher Shane Langley, 39, of Houston, was sitting at the south end of Loop 116 and US-59 South. Langley pressed the gas hard to beat the heavy oncoming traffic and lost control on the slick pavement. His vehicle slid into a light pole. According to Langley, the light pole began to fall directly over the pavement slowly. Langley stated that he jumped out of his pickup and tried to warn other drivers of the pole. At that moment, a black 2018 Toyota Camry, driven by Cristal Arroyo Leyva Nino, 27, of Hockley, passed through the danger area. The light pole landed on her windshield as she was passing Loop 116. The pole shattered her windshield. She somehow pulled to the right shoulder and put her vehicle in park. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene, along with deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Colton McQuilkin and Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Nino was loaded into an ambulance and transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Langley was physically okay. The right lane of traffic on the south side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Langley was cited for unsafe speed. Leyva's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towingand will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Langley's vehicle was driven from the scene (believe it or not).
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The light pole fell across US-59 just as this 2018 Toyota Camry, driven by 27 year old Cristal Nino, of Hockley was driving by. The pole landed directly across her windhsield.
27 year old Cristal Nino was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Trooper Colton McQuilkin is the primary accident investigator.
Deputy Ron Goertz, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was the first law enforcement officer on the scene. He grabbed one end of the light pole and moved the pole out of the road.
Nino's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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