Connie Rowe Injured in Car Accident on US-90 in Houston, TX
Houston, TX — August 16, 2022, 57-year-old Connie Rowe was seriously injured in an auto accident on U.S. Highway 90 in Houston.
Authorities say the incident happened around 6:20 p.m. on US-90 at Normandy Street. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevy Camaro was traveling west on the highway as a Honda Civic headed north on Normandy. Officers allege one driver or the other failed to yield at the light-controlled intersection but couldn't conclusively determine which one; the Honda's front-right quarter then made contact with the Camaro's front-left quarter.
Rowe, a passenger in the Camaro, was seriously injured in the crash. The driver received possible injuries and the Honda driver was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Reading about this accident it stands out that the struck car's passenger, despite multiple airbag deployments, was severely injured in the crash. Meanwhile the same car's driver, who appears to have been the closest one to the point of impact, escaped mostly unharmed.
Maybe police misjudged their injuries, but there's no particular reason to think that. If they were right, though, then the disparity between those injuries seems to warrant a closer look. Sometimes it's just a coincidence or a product of unique circumstances in that exact moment, but in many cases it could be a sign that something went wrong, like a seat belt or airbag malfunction. People would be surprised how often a crucial safety feature fails when it's needed most.
It's unknown whether any such problem occurred here, but I hope that possibility didn't escape authorities' notice at the time. At the very least it's always important to know the whole story.