Ricardo Chavez Corral Injured in Car Accident in El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX -- May 14, 2022, Ricardo Chavez Corral was injured following an accident where his pickup and a car collided.
Initial details said that the incident happened at the intersection of Tierra Dorada Drive and Edgemere Boulevard at around 11:00 p.m.
It appears that 34-year-old Ricardo Chavez Corral was in a Ford F-250 traveling southbound on Tierra Dorada. While crossing through the crossing at Edgemere, police believe a westbound car failed to stop for the stop sign, crashing into the back left portion of Corral's pickup.
Corral was said to have incapacitating injuries following the accident. No other injuries were reported. Additional details currently cannot be confirmed.
Commentary on Ricardo Chavez Corral Car Accident in El Paso
What stands out to me here is the victim was apparently the only one seriously hurt despite the other vehicle being smaller and the that car hitting the pickup in the tailgate area. If that information is true, why is there such a disparity in injuries? Could authorities be overlooking something important?
A concerning possibility with details like these is that something which was supposed to protect the driver failed to do so. Airbags, seatbelts, anti-lock braking, seatbacks, crumple zones--any one of these things failing to work as intended can have dire and even fatal consequences. Since that's not the sort of thing authorities tend to look into, there may need to be more thorough independent investigations here to ensure nothing unusual slipped through the cracks.