Angel Sims Injured in Car Accident on Hempstead Rd in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — September 6, 2022, 51-year-old Angel Sims was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Hempstead Road in Harris County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 3:00 p.m. on Hempstead at House & Hahl Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a northbound Nissan vehicle was on House & Hahl started forward from a stop sign at Hempstead but failed to yield to thru-traffic and struck Sims' eastbound Chevy Traverse on its front-right quarter.
Sims received serious injuries in the collision. The Nissan's four occupants were unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Investigators painted a rough picture here of a crash caused by a failure to yield. I have no reason to argue with their findings; similar accidents happen every day all over the world. As far as this one goes, however, I am a little confused about its aftermath—specifically, the reported injuries.
There's no real clarification on why one person was so seriously hurt while the other car's occupants escaped more or less unscathed. The striking vehicle couldn't have been moving all that quickly if it had just stopped, and it hit the victim's car at an offset on its front passenger side, so how did that translate into her "incapacitating" damages? Did investigators properly gauge the speed of the crash and the gravity of the harm done? Was there more to this than they realized or reported, like possible safety feature malfunctions in the vehicle?
There could be a simple explanation that addresses these lingering questions, but lack of clarity from the authorities sometimes means they didn't really think a wreck through before arriving at a "good enough" conclusion and moving on. I hope someone made sure any details that still needed attention afterward got it.