Alyssa Nicole Foster, Kimberly Ann Hall, 3 Injured in Car Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- April 19, 2022, Alyssa Foster, Kimberly Hall, and two others were injured following an accident involving two vehicles.
Details given by officials said that the incident happened near Franklin Street and La Branch Street at around 7:00 p.m.
It appears that officials believe 31-year-old Alyssa Nicole Foster and 52-year-old Kimberly Ann Hall were two among five people in a Hyundai Palisade on eastbound Franklin. While stopped at a red light, details say that a Chevy Suburban failed to control speed and rear-ended the Hyundai.
Due to the collision, Foster's injuries were said to be incapacitating. Hall and the other three occupants were said to have non-incapacitating injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Alyssa Foster, Kimberly Hall Car Accident in Houston
Something stands out to me here, which is that folks in the front vehicle appeared to have injuries--one potentially seriously--while the driver of the rear vehicle appeared to be uninjured. What can explain this disparity in injuries?
Sometimes, it's as simple as dumb luck, size difference of the vehicles, or a lack of seatbelt usage. Sometimes, though, it can be a sign that the victims' vehicle failed to live up to modern safety standards. Did authorities ever look into the victims' seatbelts? Their airbags? The seat assemblies? The condition of the vehicle after it absorbed the impact? Maybe nothing unusual happened here, but getting folks the help they need sometimes means looking into even unusual possible factors.