Yvonne Torres, 2 Injured in Car Accident in Pasadena, TX
Pasadena, TX -- April 15, 2022, Yvonne Torres and two others were injured as the result of an accident where two vehicles collided.
Details suggested that the crash happened at around 11:30 p.m. along Red Bluff Road at Kingsdale Drive.
It appears 44-year-old Yvonne Torres was in a Kia Forte traveling westbound on Red Bluff. At Kingsdale, it appears an oncoming SUV failed to yield making a left turn, crashing nearly head-on with Torres's vehicle.
Torres and a passenger had non-incapacitating injuries, authorities say, while another passenger was said to have incapacitating injuries. The other driver was not hurt, officials said.
Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Yvonne Torres Car Accident in Pasadena
I often have folks wonder why I even talk about crashes like this. Police say someone failed to yield. What could be possible require further explanation? Well, with 30 years of experience comes the knowledge that a serious crash is rarely that simple. There can be important questions one wouldn't know to ask without that experience.
For example, the occupants of one vehicle were hurt while the other was not. While often just a case of dumb luck, that can sometimes be a sign of more serious issues. Defective airbags, faulty seatbelts, a poorly designed or constructed vehicle--these are things authorities rarely look into on their own. Ignoring those issues could let something crucial slip through the cracks. Were steps ever taken here to ensure the victims were getting all the facts?