Driver in Trouble After Fleeing Accident, GOODRICH, May 1, 2021 - At approximately 11:15 am on May 1, 2021, a black Ford F1-150, driven by Gerald Wayne Williamson, 39, of Diboll, was south-bound on US-59 just north of the Trinity River Bridge. A white Dodge pickup, driven by Samuel Sigler, 30, of Houston, attempted to crossover from the north-bound side to the south-bound lanes but failed to yield to the Williamson. The vehicles collided. The Williamson's vehicle went into the center median while Sigler pulled to the right shoulder. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department and Troopers Nick Hatton and Ashlee White with the Texas Highway Patrol. After getting out of his truck briefly, Sigler then decided to flee the scene of the accident and left south on 59. Williamson had three small children passengers that were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Due to the injuries of the other party, Sigler is facing a felony for fleeing the scene of an accident with injuries. One lane of traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. The Ford was recovered by Hatch's Towing and Recovery.
39 year old Gerald Wayne Williamson, of Diboll, was driving this Ford F-150 south on 59 when a white Dodge pickup pulled directly in front of him causing a collision.
30 year old Samuel Sigler, of Houston (Sigler pictured) chose to flee the scene of the injury accident and is now probably facing a felony.
Williamson's vehicle was recovered by Hatch's Towing and Recovery.
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