• January 27, 2023

Cassandra Aranda, Baby Injured in Car Accident on SH 6 in Missouri City, TX

Missouri City, TX — August 1, 2022, 26-year-old Cassandra Aranda and a baby were seriously injured in an auto accident on State Highway 6 in Fort Bend County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 12:35 a.m. on Highway 6 at Knights Court. Preliminary investigation suggests a Hyundai Elantra and a BMW sedan were traveling south on the highway when the BMW driver stopped for a red light at Knights Court. Investigators allege the Hyundai driver failed to control speed and rear-ended the BMW in the middle travel lane.

BMW passenger Aranda and a 1-year-old girl in the car were seriously injured in the crash. The car's driver reportedly received minor injuries; all three and the Hyundai driver were transported to an area hospital.

No further information is currently available.

Reading about crashes like this one it often stands out to me when there's a disparity between how people in the same vehicle are hurt. That can happen for many reasons—even just simple coincidence—but when the seriously-injured people had the same restraints and airbags as the one who only suffered minor injuries, I wonder whether something that protected the driver failed to do the same for his passengers. Investigators said their seat belts were fastened, but did the pretensioners activate properly? Did the airbags fully and swiftly inflate? Did the victims' seats remain in place during the impact?

I don't want to complicate this or say I know something investigators didn't. I just firmly believe that after a serious accident everyone involved deserves to know they have the whole story. Sometimes things really are as simple as a police narrative makes them sound, but other times important details were overlooked and there's more to say. Only time and further careful investigation could tell whether that's the case here.

Cassandra Aranda, Baby Injured in Car Accident on SH 6 in Missouri City, TX
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