Illegal U-Turn Causes Accident, LIVINGSTON, May 25, 2018 - At approximately 8:35 pm on May 25, 2018, a tan 2003 Toyota Highlander, driven by Tiffany Sims, 36, of Alvin was north-bound on US-59 just north of Livingston. Sims suddenly cut left to avoid a black 2015 Hyundai Sonata driven by Robert Pitcher, 62, of Harlingen. The vehicles collided sending Sims into the center median while Pitcher's vehicle came to rest in the middle of the pavement (4268 block). What happened was Sims north-bound when Pitcher decided to attempt a U-turn in the middle of the north-bound lanes. Sims was coming up behind Pitcher and couldn't avoid the collision. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Michael Powell and Sergeant Adam Norris with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Nick Hatton, Colton McQuilkin, Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Sims was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while Pitcher was physically okay. Traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Pitcher was cited for the illegal turn. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Sims' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Pitcher's vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich.
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63 year old Robert Pitcher was driving this 2013 Hyundai Sonata and attempted a U-turn in the middle of the north-bound lanes of 59 in the 4268 block.
36 year old Tiffany Sims, of Alvin, was driving this 2003 Toyota Highlander in the north-bound lanes when Pitcher attempted the U-turn in front of her vehicle. The vehicles collided sending Sims' vehicle into the grassy center median.
Sims' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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