Sergeant Lee Rogers (center) was the first emergency responder on the scene.
Driver Hydroplanes, Vehicle Turns Over, MOSCOW, September 27, 2015 - At around 4:45 pm on September 27, 2015, a black 2015 Cadillac CTS driven by Susan Walker, 46, of Gilmer, was north-bound on US-59. Walker hit a patch of water and hydroplaned causing her to lose control of her vehicle. Her vehicle left the pavement to the left and turned over coming to rest on its passenger's side facing south. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston and Corrigan Volunteer Fire Departments, and Trooper Ashlee McBride with the Texas Highway Patrol. Walker was trapped in her vehicle. She communicated to the first responders that she had had back surgery. Firemen were very careful and had the right equipment to gain access to Walker and carefully remove her without hurting her back. The Firemen were able to get a special vest on Walker as she was slowly elevated through her door and down to a gurney. She was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. One lane of traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service recovered Walker's vehicle and it will be stored in Corrigan.
Firemen from Livingston and Corrigan began to arrive.
The firemen used a special saw that cuts very quickly through the windshield (a protective blanket was placed over the driver to protect her from glass).
Once the windshield was removed, EMS personnel were able to get to Walker.
A special vest was placed on Walker and she was elevated through her car door.
Trooper Ashlee McBride is the accident investigator.
Walker was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital by ambulance.
Walker's vehicle was recovered by Riley Wrecker Service.
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