• August 31, 2022

David J. Freatman Killed in Truck Accident in Wilson, NY

Wilson, NY -- August 23, 2022, David Freatman was killed due to an accident where a truck and a dirt bike collided.

Investigators reported that the crash took place just before 9:30 p.m. off the corner of Youngstown-Lockport Road and Andrews Road.

According to officials, 19-year-old David Freatman was on a dirt bike traveling along the roadway. Somehow, a collision occurred with a tree service truck, ejecting Freatman.

Due to the collision, Freatman sustained fatal injuries. The truck crashed into a ditch after the crash, and the driver reportedly had non-life-threatening injuries. At this time, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on David Freatman Truck Accident in Wilson

It's not entirely clear what led to this awful event, and I can only hope investigators with the right experience and tools handle things. When it comes to crashes involving things like motorcycles, scooters, or dirt bikes, the concern is authorities may be a bit too biased to get the whole story.

David J. Freatman Killed in Truck Accident in Wilson, NY

A lot of folks see non-standard vehicles and automatically blame that person. While those vehicles can be operated by reckless individuals, it's simply unfair to make that assumption without any evidence. That's why it usually takes more thorough independent investigations to make sure nothing important slips through the cracks.

To be clear, I mean this in both ways. If authorities simply assume the biker did something wrong, and it turns out they did, that doesn't make it right for them to have jumped to conclusions. If someone injured me due to their recklessness, I'd want to be sure the facts could prove that so I'd have confidence that I'd get the help I needed. Otherwise, if the biker wasn't at fault, making sure that evidence came to light would also be crucial. Whatever led to this crash, it's important to make sure the right people are handling things free of bias.

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