Deborah Lavonne Moore, Simon Washington Dunn, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Gregg County, TX
Gregg County, TX -- April 10, 2022, Deborah Moore, Simon Dunn, and another person were injured due to an accident where multiple vehicles collided.
According to investigators, the crash took place at around 9:30 p.m. along I-20 near mile marker 585.
In their reports, officials said that 68-year-old Deborah Lavonne Moore was in a Hyundai Azera traveling westbound along the interstate. An 18-wheeler then reportedly made an unsafe lane change, hitting Moore's Hyundai. A third vehicle then collided, as well.
Moore and a passenger, Simon Washington Dunn, were said to be possibly injured while another passenger, a 60-year-old woman, was said to have non-incapacitating injuries.
Witnesses claimed that the Hyundai was going at a high rate of speed, but video footage allegedly showed the truck making an unsafe lane change. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Deborah Moore, Simon Dunn Truck Accident in Gregg County
Despite the seemingly conflicting accounts mentioned in reports, authorities seem confident that unsafe lane changing was the proximate cause of this crash. I certainly can't confirm or deny that without more thorough investigations, but it's not at all an unusual situation. However, that doesn't mean things are simple by any means. Any crash involving a commercial truck needs thorough investigations from experienced professionals. Getting the full story is important for people in need of help, and it's not as simple as folks may think.
For example, I had a case not long ago in which a reckless truck driver caused a serious wreck. Any run of the mill attorney would have taken the details at face value, but I wanted to know if there was more to the story. That's how we found out that the company involved had a serious problem with training and safety.
Basically, that truck driver was incredibly inexperienced. That company hired him anyway, then rushed him through all of the training to get him on the road as soon as possible. That company didn't give a damn about the risk to the public or even their own driver. They just wanted to do as much business as possible. It was inevitable that someone was going to get hurt.
Had there not been more thorough investigations into that situation, it's likely no one would have known about the deeper issues surrounding the crash. Bring that stuff to light is crucial for addressing them and ensuring those responsible clean up their act. Getting folks the help they need is always a priority, but steps also must be taken to ensure they're getting the full story, as well. Were those steps taken here?