Elizabeth Ann Smith Injured in Car Accident in Tyler, TX
Tyler, TX -- February 11, 2022, Elizabeth Ann Smith was injured due to an accident where two vehicles collided.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 12:00 p.m. at the intersection of Beckham Avenue and Ferguson Street.
According to reports, 84-year-old Elizabeth Ann Smith was in a Buick traveling northbound on Beckham. While turning onto Ferguson, a southbound pickup crashed into the side of Smith's vehicle.
Due to the collision, Smith reportedly sustained incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Elizabeth Ann Smith Car Accident in Tyler
Folks may have all kinds of things to say about what reports say here, but my goal is only ever to shine a light on complex areas of the law that people should know about.
For example, a crash like this can sometimes involve challenging factors authorities aren't equipped to look into properly. Did the airbags work properly? Did a seatbelt fail? Did a vehicle not hold up to the impact as well as modern vehicles should? Did other poor design choices cause unnecessary injuries?
There are some crashes where an extenuating factor turns what should be a relatively minor crash into a serious or even fatal one. Maybe nothing like that happened here, but the goal should always be to get people clear answers. Failing to consider certain factors, likely or not, isn't going to get anyone closer to the full story.