The man who drove his car into a Fort Worth Home on Friday and died while attempting to flee the scene of an accident has been identified.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner says the dead man is 39 year old Gaylon Moore. A 6-year-old boy, who was in the car with him at the time of the fatal crash, had been secured in a child safety seat at the time of the accident. The boy did not suffer from serious injuries in the accident.
Moore was driving northbound on Southwest Boulevard at a high rate of speed just after having been involved in a prior crash on the bridge over W. Vickery Boulevard. Fort Worth authorities report that as the driver was fleeing the first scene, he drove across the grassy median that separates the main lanes from a service road. He then struck a fire hydrant, losing control of the vehicle. Moore’s vehicle then crossed into the 6900 block of Culver Avenue, his vehicle rolled over into a house, and struck a parked car in the home’s driveway.
The crash destroyed the garage of the home.
The homeowner, Leslie Brammer, said that she felt the impact of the accident where the mangled black station wagon landed upside down in her garage.
Brammer said that she saw the child, still strapped in his car seat and attempted to comfort him until emergency crews arrived on the scene.
If the driver in this accident had done what he should and stopped in the first crash to face the consequences rather than attempting to flee the scene, he might still be alive. Hit and run accidents are considered a very serious crime in the state of Texas and are the worst kinds of accidents that can happen to anyone. To be hit by another driver that does not bother to stop is nothing short of a nightmare. Whether it is either indifference or fear that causes a person to run after hitting and injuring another motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian, it’s a serious crime and a very serious charge when you are finally caught. When a child is in the vehicle, it becomes even worse.
If you or a loved one has been involved in or the victim of a hit and run accident or your property has been damaged as the result of the irresponsible act of another, call our offices as soon as possible. We will get your case started for you. As soon as you are able, our attorneys will take the time to sit down with you and discuss your accident or personal injury case.