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Front Page June 9, 2009  RSS feed

BHS Grad injured in single-vehicle accident

by Vanessa Goodwyn

A.J. Lummus' pickup on the shoulder of Highway 79. photo by Mac Shadix A.J. Lummus' pickup on the shoulder of Highway 79. photo by Mac Shadix An eighteen-year-old Buffalo man, A.J. Lummus, was critically injured Sunday afternoon following a onevehicle accident on Highway 79. Lummus had just taken his girlfriend home in Tucker and it is believed the young man fell asleep at the wheel on his way back to Buffalo. The accident occurred south of Keechi Creek on Highway 79. Lummus lost control of his brand new Toyota Tundra, then the pickup appeared to have hit several culverts, became airborne, and came to rest up-side-down on the west side of the highway. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

DPS Trooper Derek Seymore worked the accident, and Legacy EMS transported the young man to Buffalo. He was life-flighted to Waco's Hillcrest Hospital where he was treated in ICU. His injuries include a cracked second lumbar vertebrae, bruised lungs, and cuts to his head and shoulder. As of press time Monday afternoon, A.J.'s mother said he was expected to be able to be released from the hospital early in the week.

A.J., who graduated from Buffalo High School just two weeks ago, is the son of Alvin Lummus and Brenda Lummus. He works at Brookshires and, on the weekends, at the sale barn in Buffalo.

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