Livingston Heavy Rescue Unit Saves Countless Lives
Two Small Children Flown to Houston in Major Accident, LEGGETT, September 10, 2009 - At approximately 12 noon on September 10, 2009, a red 1993 Ford Mustang driven by Elizabeth T. Porter, 23, of Livingston was south-bound on Mabank Road near Leggett. Porter was traveling at an unsafe speed on the dirt road with her two small children inside and left the road to the right, Porter over-corrected and the vehicle turned on its side, and became airborne. While airborne, the small car slammed into a pine tree and spun around coming to rest facing the opposite direction of its travel. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit was dispatched to the scene along with Americare Ambulance Service, Deputy Lee Rogers, and DPS Troopers Brent Murray and Ramey Bass. Porter's two children both sustained serious injuries and were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital where they were picked up by PHI Air Medical and flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Elizabeth Porter herself was okay. All traffic on Mabank road was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Porter received citations for: No insurance, unsafe speed, no seatbelt, and kids not in car seats. A rollback wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan recovered the totaled car and it will be stored at Riley's in Corrigan. The scene was cleared by 1 pm.
A special thank you to Assignment Editor Stash Anderson and DPS Trooper Brent Murray.