Brandon Langford Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Randall County, TX
Randall County, TX -- July 12, 2022, Brandon Langford was injured after an accident where Langford's vehicle crashed.
Authorities said that the incident took place at around 7:20 p.m. along FM 168 near mile marker 112.
According to officials, 32-year-old Brandon Langford was in a Nissan Altima traveling southbound on FM 168. The vehicle went off-road before then hitting the guardrail and overturning.
Langford sustained incapacitating injuries, reports say. No other people appeared to be involved. The cause of the crash cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Brandon Langford Car Accident in Randall County
These reports are far too preliminary for anyone to go around drawing conclusions about what happened. Instead, it's important to shed light on other potential challenges that even authorities tend to overlook. It often surprises people to learn that accidents aren't always about what caused the crash. It's also about what caused the injuries. But how can that be different?
I'll give you a clear example. There was a crash that came to us a while back where a man and his kid were in a car crash. Now, regardless of what caused the crash, it was entirely survivable. Tragically, though, the man's seatback gave way when it shouldn't have, causing the child to be crushed to death in the crash.
Defects like these too often go entirely overlooked. Airbags, seatbelts, anti-lock braking, seat assemblies, fuel tanks in dangerous places, tires that were poorly manufactured--uncommon or not, these things get people hurt and killed. That's why it's crucial to ensure investigators looking into things have the experience and tools to look into those factors. These initial reports don't exactly fill me with confidence those steps are being taken here.