David Guzman Injured in Car Accident on Ayers St in Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi, TX — August 27, 2022, 20-year-old David Guzman was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Ayers Street in Nueces County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 11:55 a.m. on the 5700 block of Ayers at Holly Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Guzman was driving a Dodge Charger west on Holly as a Toyota Camry was northbound on Ayers. Investigators allege Guzman disregarded the intersection's red light and crashed into the Camry as it turned right onto Holly.
Guzman suffered serious injuries in the crash. The Toyota's occupants were unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
I have no particular reason to argue with police findings about how this crash occurred, but some of what they reported about the resulting injuries gave me pause: According to reports the Dodge's front airbags deployed during the crash and the Toyota's didn't go off at all, yet somehow the victim ended up with serious injuries and the people in the other car came out more or less unscathed.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the Camry's occupants weren't hurt. I just wonder how the driver with deployed safety measures took a worse hit—especially if the collision happened to the front-right side of his car, away from him. Did something else happen during the wreck that caused more damage? Just as importantly, did anyone even look into that? Or was this another situation where authorities focused mostly on "whodunit" and ignored other important details?