Ken Wei Wright, Teen Injured in Car Accident in Boyd, TX
Boyd, TX -- March 17, 2022, Ken Wei Wright and a teenager were injured after an accident where two vehicles crashed.
In their statements, officials said that the crash took place at around 3:45 a.m. along Highway 114/Rock Island Avenue near Knox Avenue.
It appears that 65-year-old Ken Wei Wright was in a Hyundai Elantra traveling eastbound on the highway. Somehow, a GMC Acadia slammed into the back of the Elantra, apparently at unsafe speeds.
Due to the collision, it appears Wright had incapacitating injuries. The 19-year-old driver of the other vehicle had non-incapacitating injuries. Additional details about the crash remain unclear.
Commentary on Ken Wei Wright Car Accident in Boyd
I was talking with someone just the other day about how complex crashes like this can be. They didn't really buy it, considering rear-end collisions are usually pretty straight forward. But I had an example that changed their mind.
In that example, someone was rear-ended by an inattentive driver, and they had serious injuries. When looking into things, though, it turned a serious defect contributed to those injuries. The seat they were in came loose due to the collision and fell over instead of keeping the driver upright. That essentially rendered the seatbelt and airbag useless.
Now, is that sort of thing common? Not really, but it's also not the sort of thing authorities ever look into. As a result, crucial details can easily slip through the cracks without proper investigations. Were proper steps ever taken here?