Tommy Norman, Robert Moore Killed in Walker County, TX, Accident
Walker County, TX -- February 1, 2017, Tommy Norman and Robert Moore were both fatally injured due to a head-on car accident.
Texas Department of Public Safety Officials say that the accident occurred around 4:00 p.m. along Lake Falls Road, about a mile east of FM 980.
Their report indicates that Norman was traveling eastbound along Lake Falls coming over a hill. As he did so, his vehicle and Moore's westbound vehicle somehow crossed paths. This resulted in a head-on collision.
The crash ejected Norman from the vehicle, killing him at the scene. Moore also sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.
At this time, authorities confirm alcohol was not involved, and they say speeding on both men's parts may have contributed.
Investigations are ongoing.
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The reports on this accident are still early, and authorities have yet to identify exactly what caused the collision. When there are few witnesses to specify the series of events,investigators have to depend on physical, sometimes subtle evidence to determine exactly what occurred. This can be a lengthy process, and even "final" police investigations aren't always satisfactory.
Determining who is at fault for an accident is complex yet important process after any crash. There are many factors which can cause a collision that need to be considered. Mechanical failures, negligent driving, poor road conditions, limited visibility--all of these must be taken into account and thoroughly examined. There is hardly ever just one thing contributing to an accident, so investigators must be vigilant with their work.
Only once investigations are complete, perhaps even a thorough independent investigation beyond a police report, can those affected by the accident begin to work toward a resolution.
--Grossman Law Offices