Caren Yamileth Welchez Argueta Injured in Truck Accident in Katy, TX
Katy, TX -- October 26, 2022, Caren Yamileth Welchez Argueta was injured following an accident where her vehicle crashed with an 18-wheeler.
Authorities said that the crash happened at around 11:20 p.m. in the area of US Highway 90 and Tubular Road.
Initial details indicated that 47-year-old Caren Yamileth Wlechez Argueta was in a Nissan Rogue traveling westbound along Highway Boulevard. Ahead, an 18-wheeler slowed and stopped while waiting for a train to pass. Authorities say Argueta's vehicle then hit the back of the trailer.
Argueta had injuries said to be incapacitating injuries. Right now, additional details have not been confirmed.
Commentary on Caren Yamileth Welchez Argueta Truck Accident in Katy
When people see a vehicle hit the back of a tractor-trailer, they just assume the victim is entirely at fault. Frankly, that's often true. However, there can be unusual circumstances to consider.
For example, I was discussing a recent crash with a colleague in which a driver was texting and driving before hitting a semi. What stood out, though, was that the victim's injuries were far more serious than the damage to the vehicles let on. Further investigations revealed that they actually had a defective airbag, meaning that defective safety feature was primarily responsible for their injuries.
I can't say anything like that did or didn't happen here without knowing more facts, but it's important not to jump to conclusions and to instead focus on how folks can get the help they need.