• January 13, 2023

Pharr Woman Injured in Car Accident on McColl Road in Edinburg, TX

Edinburg, TX -- July 6, 2022, a Pharr woman was injured following an accident where their vehicle crashed with another along McColl Road.

Preliminary details provided by authorities said that the incident happened at around 7:51 a.m. along McColl Road at Trenton Road.

Officials said that a 37-year-old Pharr woman was traveling northbound along McColl. While attempting to turn left onto Trenton, a southbound Ford Explorer crashed into the Pharr woman's car.

As a result of the crash, the Pharr woman was said to have incapacitating injuries. The Ford driver, said to be a 64-year-old Edinburg man, was possibly injured.

Pharr Woman Injured in Car Accident on McColl Road in Edinburg, TX

No further information can be confirmed at this time. I certainly can't speak to any information that isn't already available to the public, but something stood out to me. Information I'm seeing suggests the southbound Ford hit the woman's vehicle on its side or back right portion. Generally speaking, that portion of the vehicle is pretty car from the point of impact. Why does that matter?

Most modern vehicles should be equipped to handle a crash like that at reasonable speeds, which means drivers should be relatively okay after the crash. When I see one person said to be seriously injured and another person whose injuries didn't really get any attention, I can't help wondering if the more seriously injured victim had a vital safety feature fail just when she needed it most.

Airbags, seatbelts, car frames, brakes, seat assemblies—any one of these things failing can turn a moderate crash into a serious or fatal one. The issue is authorities don't have the tools to look into that sort of stuff, so I wonder if those in charge of these investigations were more experienced to handle things.


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