Jorge Mario Garza Injured in Car Accident on Highway 242 in The Woodlands, TX
UPDATE (January 10, 2023): Authorities identified the man seriously injured in the crash as 21-year-old Jorge Mario Garza. The other person's condition and identity have not been confirmed. No further information is available at this time.
The Woodlands, TX -- December 1, 2022, two people were injured following an accident where their vehicles crashed on Highway 242.
Authorities were called to the intersection Highway 242 and Gossling Road late Thursday. It appears that a Chevy Suburban and a Chevy Colorado were both going through the intersection when police say that the westbound Colorado went through a red left turn signal, hitting the Suburban.
The driver of the Colorado was thrown from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries. The other driver was said to have unspecified injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Jorge Mario Garza Car Accident in The Woodlands
I know that people look at crashes like this and figure they know all the important details. That could be true, but it's important not to jump to conclusions. We simply don't know if we're getting all the facts here, and investigations from authorities alone may not be enough to shed light on what happened.
For example, reports here say one of the drivers was ejected due to not wearing a seatbelt. I've found over my career that the amount of times authorities say this and the statistics of how many people wear seatbelts just don't add up. While not exactly common, some incidents like this can involve defective seatbelts or other issues which cause the safety features to fail. Whatever causes a crash, a faulty safety device can be the far more important issue to address. Without the right experience and tools, that kind of information can easily slip through the cracks. Are proper steps being taken here to ensure that doesn't happen?