• September 14, 2022

Robert Ransburg, Eunice Ransburg, Helen Hernandez Injured in Car Accident in Austin, TX

Austin, TX -- February 27, 2022, Robert Ransburg, Eunice Ransburg, and Helen Hernandez were injured in a two-car accident.

Initial information given by officials suggests that the crash took place at around 10:12 a.m. along Harris Ridge Boulevard at East Howard Lane.

Authorities said that 33-year-old Helen Hernandez was in a Nissan Rogue traveling northbound on Harris Ridge. 56-year-old Robert Ransburg, 53-year-old Eunice Ransburg, and an 11-year-old were in Honda Accord traveling southbound. At the intersection, the Nissan reportedly made a left turn, and the two vehicles collided.

Hernandez, Robert Ransburg, and Eunice Ransburg all reportedly had incapacitating injuries. The 11-year-old's condition wasn't made clear. At this time, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Robert Ransburg, Eunice Ransburg, Helen Hernandez Car Accident in Austin

It's not my place to sit here and try to throw blame around. Instead, I try to shine a light on aspects of car crashes that rarely get the attention they deserve. While it may sound unusual, one such possible factor to consider in a crash like this is how well the vehicles held up during the collision.

Robert Ransburg, Eunice Ransburg, Helen Hernandez Injured in Car Accident in Austin, TX

Put simply, a near head-on crash like this can be far less serious than this incident in certain vehicles. Some manufacturers put more focus on occupant safety, and they have tools that allow cars to deflect more of the impact when crashing at an angle. Other manufacturers, however, neglect to take these steps. Their savings can translate into serious injuries for their customers which entirely could have been avoided in a safer vehicle.

I'm not saying that happened here or event it's common. It's simply that folks tend to wait around for authorities to get the facts. In reality, they rarely consider all possible contributing factors. Getting that information typically requires more thorough independent investigations. Were those steps ever taken here?

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