Soda: 190 East near Knob Hill Road, 03/24/16, 5:01 pm
Vehicle Strikes School Bus, SODA, March 24, 2016 - At approximately 4:50 pm on March 24, 2016, a black 2013 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Jamie Jones, 37, of Livingston, was east-bound on US-190 East (near Knob Hill Road). According to Jones, she reached for her cell phone that was on the floor of her vehicle. There was a school bus traveling in front of Jones in the same lane. When Jones looked up, the bus had stopped. Jones swerved left, but her vehicle clipped the back corner of the bus. Jones pulled into the right lane ahead of the bus and stopped. Her 13 year old son was sitting in the front seat passenger's side and was pinned in the vehicle. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Donny Akers, Corporal Ramey Bass, Darwon Evans, Ashlee McBride, and Shawn Droddy (all with the Texas Highway Patrol). Volunteer Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to free Jones' son. He was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Jamie Jones had a cut hand. There were reportedly four kids from the bus that were also transported to CHI by ambulance for precautionary reasons. Traffic on 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. The accident remains under investigation at this time. A rollback wrecker from Harrison Body Shop recovered Jones' vehicle and it will be stored in Livingston.
The LISD school bus was clipped on the back corner.
Firmen work to free driver Jamie Jones' 13 year old son.
He was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Jones' 2013 Jeep Cherokee appears totaled.
Deputies Jacob Hopper (left) and Ronald Bogany help control traffic.
Sheriff Ken Hammack arrived to assist.
Jones' vehicle was recovered by Harrison Body Shop.
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