Isiah Anthony Willis Injured in Car Accident in Austin, TX
Austin, TX -- February 2, 2022, Isiah Anthony Willis was injured after an accident where two vehicles collided with each other.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 9:50 a.m. along Airport Boulevard near Goodwin Avenue.
Officials said that 35-year-old Isiah Anthony Willis was in a Hyundai Elantra traveling southbound on Airport. While stopped to make a right turn, another vehicle rear-ended Willis's vehicle.
Due to the crash, Willis sustained injuries said to be incapacitating. It's unclear if others were hurt. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Isiah Anthony Willis Car Accident in Austin
At a certain speed, it's understandable that a rear-end collision might cause serious injuries. But in more modern vehicles, there are a lot of things designed to lessen the severity of the impact. That's why it's important after a crash like this to find out if the injuries were reasonable. If the average driver would have been more or less fine, it's possible the injuries were more the result of a defect.
For example, I've been taking steps to spread the word about an issue that doesn't get very much attention: Seatback failures. The seat assembly plays a crucial role in keeping a victim stable and upright during a crash in combination with the seatbelt and the airbag. However, some seats simply don't live up to a modern standard of safety, meaning they can fail too easily and therefore fail to protect occupants from avoidable injuries.
I'm not saying that's common or that it happened here, but understanding the possibility of defects and the challenge of investigating them can be crucial for victims and families in need.