David Young Moore Killed in Truck Accident in Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, TX -- October 15, 2022, David Young Moore was killed due to an accident where a semi-truck and a car collided.
Investigators were called to the intersection of the I-30 service road and John King Boulevard at around 11:17 a.m.
It appears that 74-year-old David Young Moore was in a Mercedes-Benz traveling southbound on John King. Crossing through the intersection, police say Moore may not have had the right-of-way, and a westbound semi-truck crashed into Moore's vehicle.
Moore sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were confirmed. No further information has been released at this time.
Commentary on David Young Moore Truck Accident in Rockwall
I just want to be clear I cannot confirm what caused this crash nor would I rule out anything said by authorities without seeing clear evidence myself. But anytime someone loses their life in a crash, it's important to take all information with a grain of salt and to keep in mind there can be all kinds of contributing factors to consider.
Let me give an example of why this is so important. A while back, I was looking into a crash where authorities claimed a woman ran a red light, and an 18-wheeler fatally struck her vehicle. The comments were filled with all kinds of jabs at people speeding, being drunk, and looking at their phones. Weeks later, though, something crucial came to light.
Further investigations showed the 18-wheeler had been going 20 MPH over the speed limit at the time. Now, would that excuse the victim for running a red light if that's indeed what occurred? Not at all. But the difference between a 40 ton vehicle driving the speed limit and the truck recklessly speeding can literally be life and death. Had that truck been going appropriate speeds, that woman may have made it home to her family even if she had other consequences to face.
Again, I don't bring this up to blame anyone here. Could investigations show this truck driver did something wrong? Absolutely. Could the facts show they have decades of safe driving, did nothing wrong, and were just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Absolutely. Could this be some one in a million situation neither the victim nor the truck driver could have avoided? Of course, and that's why I talk about the importance of prudence in these situations.
My career has taught me not to look for people to blame but rather to look for evidence. Whether that evidence shows there needs to be consequences or simply provides some closure for a grieving family, letting the evidence speak for itself should always be a priority following a deadly commercial truck wreck. I see no reason at all why this tragedy would be an exception.