• January 20, 2023

Michelle Montrell Westley Injured in Car Accident in Shenandoah, TX

Shenandoah, TX -- June 12, 2022, Michelle Montrell Westley was injured due to an accident where two vehicles collided.

Details from initial public reports show that investigators went to the scene around 9:30 a.m. It happened in the area of Research Forest Drive and I-45. It appears that 60-year-old Michelle Montrell Westley was in a Hyundai Genesis traveling eastbound on Research Forest Drive. For reasons unclear, a Nissan Frontier crashed into the back of Westley's vehicle.

Westley had incapacitating injuries, reports said. It appears the other driver wasn't hurt. Right now, no additional details have been released.

Michelle Montrell Westley Injured in Car Accident in Shenandoah, TX

To be clear, I don't have inside information on this crash not already available to the public. But something has me concerned there's more to this story. Generally speaking, modern vehicles are designed to withstand rear-end collisions like this such that occupants are rather well protected. People can get hurt still, of course, and those safety features may not work as well in high speed collisions or with vehicles of vastly different sizes. However, a disparity in injuries can also be the result of one of those safety features failing to work properly.

Did authorities here look at the victim's seatbelt? Did the airbag go off? Did their seat assembly break loose? Did the rear portion of the vehicle absorb the impact to the standard of other similar vehicles from other manufacturers? Folks would be surprised the kind of information that can come to light when investigators are asking these crucial questions, which is why I hope those questions were considered here.

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