Irma Delia Hernandez, 2 Injured in Car Accident in Port Arthur, TX
Port Arthur, TX -- January 13, 2022, Irma Delia Hernandez and two others were injured due to an accident where two vehicles crashed.
Investigators were called to the intersection of FM 365 and Memorial Boulevard at around 5:52 p.m.
According to officials, 49-year-old Irma Delia Hernandez and a 12-year-old girl were in a Chevy Cruze traveling westbound on FM 365. Police believe that vehicle attempted to go left when an eastbound Ford F-250 crashed with the front right corner of the Chevy.
Due to the collision, the 12-year-old girl reportedly had incapacitating injuries. Hernandez and the other driver were said to have non-incapacitating injuries. Right now, the cause of the crash cannot be confirmed.
Commentary on Irma Delia Hernandez Car Accident in Port Arthur
It's not my place to sit here and speculate about the cause of this crash. That's up to the evidence. But something I try to remind people about is that the cause of the crash is often just one piece of the puzzle. Could it be there were other factors leading to the victims' injuries?
For example, reports suggest this collision was at a slight angle rather than head-on. What people may not know is that some modern vehicles actually help to lessen the severity of such impacts. They design the car in such a way that the force is deflected rather than directed into the vehicle and its passengers, which is typically how serious injuries occur.
With the injuries in this crash, did this vehicle have such safety features? If not, someone should find out why that particular manufacturer isn't taking relatively simple steps to protect its drivers.
Looking into this sort of thing is far from simple. Even this long after a crash, steps can be taken to have independent investigators look into things and find out if something beyond the driver's control led to the injuries here.