Scott Gregory Brenham, Susana Garza Injured in Car Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- January 8, 2022, Scott Gregory Brenham and Susana Garza were injured following an accident where two vehicles collided.
Officials said that 22-year-old Scott Gregory Brenham was in a Chevy Silverado traveling westbound on West Little York. According to investigators, a southbound Buick Enclave allegedly failed to yield at a light, crashing into the passenger side of Brenham's vehicle.
Due to the crash, Brenham sustained incapacitating injuries. A passenger in the other vehicle, identified as 29-year-old Susana Garza, reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries.
Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Scott Gregory Brenham, Susan Garcia Car Accident in Harris County
It's been some time since this crash occurred, and I would hope that authorities were able to sort out just exactly what led to this crash. But what caught my eye is something authorities don't often look into on their own. It's not often that a smaller vehicle hits the passenger side of a larger pickup, and the pickup driver is the one worse for wear. It makes me wonder if the victim's vehicle properly protected them.
More modern vehicles have all kinds of things to keep people as safe as possible in the event of a collision. Side airbags, normal airbags, seatbelts, painstakingly engineered frames, anti-lock braking, etc. But sometimes, a manufacturer fails to equip a vehicle with something that they easily could have to cut costs. Other times, poor construction causes something to fail when it shouldn't. This can cause people to suffer serious injuries where they otherwise would have been fine.
At a certain point, even the safest vehicle can only do so much. Maybe the vehicles here were as good as they could be, and the circumstances simply made the injuries unavoidable. But considering this isn't the sort of thing authorities tend to look into, it's possible more thorough investigations would show there's still someone out there who needs to take responsibility for their role in the injuries here.