Kristalyn Kathleen Moore, 1 Injured in Wrong-Way Accident in North Richland Hills, TX
North Richland Hills, TX -- December 12, 2021, Kristalyn Kathleen Moore and another person were injured after an accident involving a wrong-way driver.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 3:05 a.m. along Northeast Loop 820 in the area of Thaxton Parkway.
According to officials, a 19-year-old man was in an Infiniti G35 traveling eastbound along the westbound lanes of the freeway. Doing so, the car crashed head-on into a Nissan Rogue reportedly driven by Kristalyn Kathleen Moore.
Due to the crash, Moore was said to be possibly injured while the Infiniti driver was said to have incapacitating injuries. Right now, the exact cause for the crash cannot be confirmed.
Commentary on Kristalyn Kathleen Moore Wrong-Way Accident in North Richland Hills
I say that the cause of the crash here is unconfirmed because I don't draw conclusions based on sparse preliminary crash reports. I only rely on clear evidence I can see for myself. However, I have little doubt that authorities looked into alcohol as a possibility here. Quite frankly, it's the most common factor in any wrong-way collision on a limited-access highway. If that happened here, finding out if a local establishment served a 19-year-old would be crucial.
Not only could they be in serious trouble for giving alcohol to a teen, they could even be liable for a crash if they illegally over-served the driver. Is that something authorities looked into here? Furthermore, did they also consider other possibilities, regardless of how unlikely they may be? While less common, things like medical conditions, poor lighting, a lack of signage, and other issues can cause wrong-way collisions. Likely or not, the goal should be to make sure nothing important slips through the cracks. These reports alone certainly don't inspire confidence that this is the whole story.