Reckless Driver Tries to Evade Trooper, Slams Into Palm Tree in Front of VF Outlet, LIVINGSTON, November 30, 2008 - At approximately 10:50 am on November 30, 2008, a vehicle that was driving recklessly on US-59 North in San Jacinto County was reported. DPS Trooper Dustin Nichols was dispatched and located the vehicle, a black 2007 Honda Civic driven by Radiance Benae Wilson, 19, of Spring. Nichols attempted to get Wilson to pull over, however Wilson chose to evade. The chase entered into Polk County, along the way, Wilson collided with two other vehicles on 59 North. The chase came to an end when Wilson's vehicle left 59 to the left and drove through the grass, over the feeder road of 59 North, and into the grass located in front of the parking lot of VF Outlet in Livingston. Wilson's vehicle slammed into and knocked down a palm tree nearly colliding with an old trailer at the edge of the VF Outlet parking lot. DPS Troopers from San Jacinto and Polk Counties, Livingston Police Officers, and Polk County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the scene to assist. A crew from Americare Ambulance Service arrived and removed Wilson from her car, treated her, and transported her to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Initially, both lanes of the feeder were blocked, a short time later, one lane of the feeder was opened up to let passing cars through. A rollback wrecker Smith Wrecker Service arrived to recover Wilson's vehicle and will be stored at Smith Wrecker Service in Shepherd.
Wilson being treated at the scene
At time of press, it is not known why Wilson wouldn't stop for police. According to Trooper Nichols, no citations have yet been issued to Wilson and an investigation is Pending. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing shortly before 12 noon.
Wilson's 2007 Honda Civic knocked over a palm treee and nearly collided with this trailer.
DPS Troopers converge on the scene
One of 2 vehicles hit by Wislon (this one has moderate rear-end damage).
Donny Marrs with Smith Wrecker Service recovers Wilson's vehicle
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