• May 31, 2022

Cindy Davidson Killed in Car Accident on Rust Rd near San Angelo, TX

San Angelo, TX — May 27, 2022, 50-year-old Cindy Davidson was killed in a traffic collision on Rust Road near San Angelo.

According to reports, the incident happened around 7:50 p.m. at the intersection of Rust Road and Farm to Market Road 2105, just outside city limits. Preliminary investigation suggests Davidson was a passenger in a Pontiac G5 headed south on Rust. The car's driver reportedly failed to stop at the FM 2105 intersection, and on entering the crossroads it collided with an eastbound Dodge Ram pickup.

Davidson suffered fatal injuries in the wreck. The Pontiac driver received incapacitating injuries and was taken to an area hospital. The pickup driver was unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Cindy Davidson Accident on Rust Rd near San Angelo

Images of the mentioned intersection show cars on Rust Road have a stop sign and are meant to yield to thru-traffic on FM 2105. It's not clear yet why one driver failed to yield to the other, but before people jump in with various theories about driver distraction or speeding it's best to let investigators find evidence telling the true story.

For all anyone knows right now the Pontiac could have hit a bad patch of road that took away its traction, or the driver could have suffered some kind of medical problem at the wheel. The car's brakes could have failed, or something might have blocked one driver's view of the other vehicle.

Cindy Davidson Killed in Car Accident on Rust Rd near San Angelo, TX

I'm not saying this can't just boil down to a costly driver mistake. I'm only saying it's important for all involved that facts and supporting evidence be located instead of assuming anything. Unusual factors contribute to crashes all the time but get overlooked in a "by the book" police investigation. We even saw a crash in West Texas where road crews took down the stop signs while working on an intersection and a victim passed through without stopping, only to crash with an 18-wheeler. Nobody knew about the stop signs until weeks later and during that time the victim was unfairly blamed for what happened.

Making sure the truth is learned usually requires paying careful attention and investigating all the possible factors. Sometimes that's more effort than police are prepared to invest, so if there's any confusion or doubt about the accident it may be best to have independent professionals take another look.

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