Chance Michael Falls, Sophie Nicole Moseley Injured in Truck Accident in San Jacinto County, TX
San Jacinto County, TX -- October 1, 2022, Chance Falls and Sophie Moseley were injured in an accident where a truck hit a motorcycle.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 1:00 p.m. along FM 945 at the intersection of Hargrove Lilley Lane.
It appears that 32-year-old Chance Falls and 32-year-old Sophie Moseley were on a motorcycle traveling northbound along FM 945. A truck and trailer combination ahead slowed down, and police say they believe the motorcycle attempted to pass on the left. As a result, the motorcycle and the truck collided.
Both Falls and Moseley were said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Authorities did not give any additional details.
Commentary on Chance Falls, Sophie Moseley Truck Accident in San Jacinto County
With crashes like this, it's generally dangerous to try to pass as vehicles slow without being absolutely certain they're not about to turn. The motorcyclist may indeed have made a mistake here. But my concern is I've come across countless instances where folks blamed a motorcyclist only for the evidence to completely prove them wrong. The reality is a lot of people are biased against motorcyclists, and even authorities may not have all the facts they think they do.
Not long ago, for example, I looked into a fatal truck wreck involving a motorcyclist. A witness supposedly saw the man weaving through traffic before hitting a semi. The family was confused since they knew their loved one was an incredibly careful rider. As we dug into things, it turned out they were right--the police were wrong.
The witness clarified that the motorcyclist simply passed them, then safely changed lanes back to the right. It was a truck cutting the rider off that actually led to the collision. The police did amend the reports, but it took independent investigators digging into what was said to be an open-and-shut case to reveal the truth.
I certainly can't say what happened here, but that goes both ways. Instead of looking for people to blame, it's best to ensure experienced professionals are looking into things so that the evidence can speak for itself. I wouldn't make an exception just because of the vehicle someone was driving.