Lanita Hale Injured in Auto Accident on Tomball Parkway in Houston, TX
Houston, TX — September 12, 2022, 58-year-old Lanita Hale was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Tomball Parkway in Houston.
Authorities say the incident happened around 1:00 p.m. on the 17100 block of Tomball Parkway at Greens Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Hale's northbound Nissan Altima was stopped at the intersection's red light when the driver of a GMC Sierra pickup failed to control speed and rear-ended the car.
Hale was seriously injured in the collision. A passenger in the Nissan received possible injuries and the GMC driver was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
I think it would be in everyone's best interests to find out exactly why the pickup driver failed to slow as he approached the intersection, but generally speaking I don't have any reason to argue with police about the cause of this crash. That doesn't mean I have no questions, though; in particular, I wonder how the driver of the rear-ended vehicle was more seriously injured than her passenger. They were both buckled up when the Nissan was hit, and neither person's airbags deployed, so what was different between one seat and the other? Was the disparity in damage just a coincidence, or is there more to it? I hope Houston authorities looked into that as it's always best to know the whole story.