Yulia Ryashentseva Injured in Car Accident on Sam Houston Pkwy in Houston, TX
Houston, TX — August 14, 2022, 49-year-old Yulia Ryashentseva was seriously injured in a traffic accident on North Sam Houston Parkway in Harris County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:25 p.m. on the service roads of Sam Houston and the North Freeway. Preliminary investigation suggests a Dodge Charger was traveling west on the parkway service road as Ryashentseva drove a Toyota Camry south on the North Freeway service road. Investigators say the Dodge driver ran a red light at the roads' intersection and struck the rear-left of the Toyota. After the impact the Camry went off-course and hit a nearby sign pole.
Ryashentseva suffered critical injuries in the crash and was taken to a hospital. The Dodge driver received possible injuries.
No further information is currently available.
People may not see how there's more more to know about this crash if police say someone ran a red light. I have no particular reason to argue with them about how the wreck's cause, but looking at its reported details I'm a little puzzled about its aftermath—especially why the victim's injuries were so severe.
If investigators are right and the victim was critically hurt despite multiple airbags reportedly deploying in her vehicle, how did that happen? Did the bags inflate fully and fast enough to stop her momentum? Is it possible that one or more deploying bags ejected debris at her, which has caused over a hundred fatalities in other accidents? Could anything else missed during police investigations have contributed to the severity of her injuries?
Maybe there's nothing else to this, but over the years I've seen too many instances where critical details were overlooked and police reports were at best "good enough for government work." Would a second look find there was more to the story here?