Leslie Alford Injured in Corpus Christi, TX Car Accident on Violet Road
Corpus Christi, TX — April 28, 2022, 41-year-old Leslie Alford was injured in a car accident on Violet Road in Nueces County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. on Violet Road near Forest Hill Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests Alford was driving a Toyota Camry south on the roadway when a northbound Ford Focus started to make a left turn ahead. The Ford driver, reportedly unaware of the approaching Toyota due to high traffic volume, failed to yield while turning and the two cars collided in the southbound lanes.
Alford was seriously injured in the crash. Her passenger and the Ford's occupants were reportedly unhurt.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Leslie Alford Accident in Corpus Christi
Police say the other driver's failure to yield was most likely the key factor of this accident. I don't have any reason to dispute that, but I also wonder if that's really the whole story--not that other factors were necessarily involved in the crash itself, but sometimes the cause of a wreck and the cause of a victim's injuries aren't the same. That's why it's important to investigate carefully and see if there were other less-obvious factors behind the damage done. For instance, did the Camry's safety features all activate properly during the collision?
It would shock people to find out how many times airbags deploy late or not at all; some may even recall that a certain brand of airbag found its way into millions of vehicles before it was discovered that the bag shot metal shrapnel at people during deployment. Moreover, forensic investigators have found some seatbelts never tightened or their buckles broke during a wreck, rendering a basic safety device useless.
I'm not saying anything broke or malfunctioned in Corpus Christi, but I've seen it happen (and get completely overlooked) often enough that I wonder if someone should revisit this wreck and be sure nothing important slipped through the cracks. At the very least the victim deserves to know she has the whole story of what happened to her.