One Seriously Injured in SUV Crash on Spring Cypress Road in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — May 20, 2022, a 56-year-old woman was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Spring Cypress Road in Harris County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:40 a.m. on Spring Cypress at Kuykendahl Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a BMW SUV was traveling west on Spring Cypress as the victim drover a Lexus SUV north on Kuykendahl. Investigators allege the BMW driver ran a red light and the vehicle's front-left quarter made contact with the Lexus' front-right quarter. The impact caused the LExus to spin and its rear quarter hit the BMW a second time.
The Lexus driver suffered serious injuries in the crash. The BMW driver reportedly received minor injuries.
No further information is currently available.
Investigators made it a point to note the "multiple airbag deployments in both vehicles" here, yet it seems in the aftermath of the crash one person was significantly more injured than the other. Could that just be a coincidence? Maybe. Could there also be something more to it that needs further investigation? Definitely.
More often than people realize a crash victim's injuries are more severe because they weren't properly protected. In some cases it's because their vehicle's design or manufacture is flawed and it didn't have adequate shock absorption, while in others the safety features didn't properly activate during the collision. I don't doubt police if they say multiple airbags went off on Spring Cypress Road, but did they do so in time? Did they fully inflate? Or worse, did they explode and throw metal shards at the victim as hundreds of other people in all kinds of vehicles have experienced?
To be clear, I don't know more than public information can tell about what happened out there. Maybe there's little else to it. I just think it's always best to be sure of the whole story—including what didn't happen—rather than taking preliminary findings as gospel truth. I hope Harris County authorities felt the same and the victim got some satisfactory answers.