Driver Passes Away from Motor Scooter Accident, ONALASKA, April 29, 2013 - 66 year old Herman Bullock of Point Blank passed away today (April 29, 2013). Dr. Long Nguyen pronounced Bullock deceased at 11:55 am. Bullock was driving a Harley Davidson motor scooter on US-190 West on April 26, when he apparently failed to notice a Sudden Link utility truck that was stopped in the road waiting to make a left turn. Bullock slammed into the back of the utility truck and was ejected from his motor scooter. Evidence at the scene suggests that Bullock never applied his brakes as there were no skid marks on the pavement where the collision occurred. Bullock was flown from the scene to Hermann Hospital in Houston where he passed away this morning.
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Trooper Chris Cain
Motor Scooter Slams Truck from Behind, Rider Flown to Houston, ONALASKA, April 26, 2013 - At approximately 3 pm on April 26, 2013, a Sudden Link utility truck driven by Rolando Carreno, 24, of Onalaska, was west-bound on US-190 West. Carreno stopped to make a left turn onto Forest Hills Loop (next to Cedar Point), and was slammed from behind by a black Harley Davidson motor scooter driven by Herman Bullock, 66, of Point Blank. Bullock was ejected from his motor scooter. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department, Game Warden, David Johnson, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Chris Cain and Chad Seamans with the Texas Highway Patrol. Bullock was treated at the scene by personnel from Americare. A PHi Air Medical helicopter was summoned and Bullock was transferred to the helicopter and flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston with incapacitating injuries. Rolando Carreno was physically okay. All traffic on 190 was blocked during investigation, flight operations, and cleanup. According to Trooper Cain, the accident remains under investigation. A rollback wrecker from George White & Sons Wrecker Service recovered Bullock's motor scooter and it will be stored in Onalaska. Rolando Carreno's truck was driven from the scene. The scene was cleared in a little over an hour.