Martha Chagoya Injured in Auto Accident on Marsh Ln in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX — March 25, 2022, 60-year-old Martha Chagoya was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Marsh Lane in Dallas.
Authorities say the incident happened around 3:35 p.m. on Marsh at Royal Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests Chagoya was a passenger in a Honda Ridgeline pickup headed north on Marsh. The Honda approached the Royal intersection from the south as a Toyota Camry approached from the north in the left-turn lane.
According to reports the Honda proceeded northward on a steady green light but the Toyota driver failed to yield with a flashing yellow turn arrow. The car turned left through the intersection and crashed into the driver's side of the pickup.
Chagoya received serious injuries in the crash and was the only one of the pickup's four occupants to be hurt. The Toyota driver was also unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Martha Chagoya Accident in Dallas
If reports have their facts straight it seems only one person of five was injured in the crash. That may just be a lucky coincidence for the others, but what if something specific hurt the victim--or failed to prevent it? People would be shocked at how often safety features like curtain airbags or seat belts malfunction in an urgent moment of need. Many folks who should only have suffered a bruise and a scare end up in far worse shape because of those failures.
I'm not saying I know that happened in Dallas, but I think every crash victim deserves to know their injuries were taken seriously and their true cause determined. Police rarely go that far, though, and their "official" reports end up lacking in important details that could help victims get back on their feet. That's why I often recommend independent investigators have a second look and fill in the remaining blanks.