• August 09, 2022

Raymond Smoko Killed in Crash on Fairmont Pkwy in Pasadena, TX

Pasadena, TX — January 10, 2022, 71-year-old Raymond Smoko died in a traffic accident on Fairmont Parkway in Harris County.

According to reports the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. on Fairmont at Space Center Boulevard. Preliminary investigation suggests Smoko was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup east on Fairmont and approached the Space Center intersection where he reportedly had a green light. As he continued eastward through the intersection the Chevy was hit on its driver's side by a southbound Toyota Camry whose driver ran a red light.

After the impact the Chevy spun, overturned, and rolled several times eastward before coming to rest on its side. Smoko suffered fatal injuries in the crash; the Toyota driver received minor injuries.

No further information is available at this time.

Raymond Smoko Killed in Crash on Fairmont Pkwy in Pasadena, TX

Commentary on Raymond Smoko Accident in Pasadena

After reading the preliminary reports about this accident, folks may be ready to throw the book at the driver who allegedly ran a red light. However, the proximate cause of a crash and that of the damage done aren't always the same, which sometimes takes folks by surprise.

For instance, what if a product malfunction or defect played a part here? Reports said the victim didn't have a seat belt on, but I've seen far too many instances where police just decided that after not seeing it firmly buckled in place. Closer forensic investigation sometimes shows it simply failed or broke during a crash, turning a bad situation into a fatal one.

It's always best to account for all the possibilities instead of guessing to fill in the blanks. Sometimes that means independent investigators with the right tools and training should have another look. Click the image below to learn more about the complexities of product-defect investigation.

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