Failure to Yield Causes Rollover Accident, GOODRICH, March 20, 2016 - At approximately 10 am on March 20, 2016, a black 2002 Chevy Suburban, driven by Alfredo Castro, 34, of Livingston, was west-bound on FM-1988 East (less than a mile from US-146). Castro was suddenly T-boned by white 2000 Ford Windstar driven by Gerald Jones, 77, of Livingston. Jones pulled out from Providence road and failed to yield to Castro. The impact caused Castro's vehicle to leave the pavement to the left and roll. Castro's vehicle came to rest on its driver's side in the weeds. Jones pulled over to the left shoulder into the grass. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Josh Sanders with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Allen Stanton and Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Castro and one of his passengers were transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospitalwith undisclosed injuries. Jones cut his finger, and was treated at the scene, then released. Traffic on 1988 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Trooper Stanton cited Jones for failure to yield right-of-way from a stop sign. Castro was cited for no driver's license. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Castro's vehicle and it will be stored at Pollocks Body Shop in Livingston. Jones' vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich.
34 year old Alfredo Castro and one of his passengers were hospitalized after being T-boned on FM-1988 East. Castro's 2002 Chevy Suburban may be totaled.
Castro was struck by this 2000 Ford Windstar, driven by 77 year old Gerald Jones of Livingston.
Jones sustained a cut finger, was treated and released.
Trooper Allen Stanton is the accident investigator.
Trooper Kevin Burman speaks with Jones. Jones has been in other wrecks within the last month.
Castro's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing, while Jones' vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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