• September 29, 2022

George Walton Poage Jr., Nancy Porter Poage Injured in Car Accident in Marble Falls, TX

Marble Falls, TX -- March 27, 2022, George Poage Jr. and Nancy Poage were injured after an accident where their vehicle overturned.

Investigators said that the crash happened in the 2500 block of US 281 near Trade Street at around 4:51 p.m.

Officials said they believe that 80-year-old George Poage Jr. was driving a Lincoln SUV southbound on US 281 and stopped in the center turn lane to turn into a private drive. When turning, an oncoming car crashed into the right side of the SUV, causing it to roll.

Details suggested that Poage had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. His passenger, identified as 79-year-old Nancy Poage, had injuries said to be non-incapacitating. At this time, no further information has been confirmed.

Commentary on George Poage Jr., Nancy Poage Car Accident in Marble Falls

It's not prudent to look around for blame without knowing all the facts, so I wouldn't ever do that with details like these. However, something concerning stood out to me, and I can't help wondering if authorities investigated these possible factors properly. Simply put, it's not usual for the person on the opposite side of impact to be more seriously hurt than the person sitting on the side of the vehicle that was hit. So what happened here, and why does that even matter?

Put simply, modern vehicles have made tons of steps forward in protecting riders. Nothing is perfect, obviously, and sometimes someone gets hurt due to not wearing a seatbelt, being hit by someone going at unreasonable speeds, or just dumb luck. That said, these situations can sometimes be a sign that something like the driver's seatbelt, airbag, seating assembly, or vehicle body itself wasn't up to snuff.

If investigations find that a manufacturing defect led to serious injuries which could have been less severe in a safer vehicle, then the manufacturer may have to answer for dropping the ball. Again, I can't say anything like that happened here without more thorough investigations. I simply wish to inform people about these possibilities so they can always ensure they're getting the full story.


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