Major Crash Leaves 2 Dead And 1 Seriously Injured
Seatbelt laws are present in all 50 states of the US for a reason. Research has proved over several decades that seatbelts can make a difference in an automobile accident by keeping motorists and passengers inside the vehicle. Far too often people are ejected during a motor vehicle crash simply because they failed to buckle up.
This may have been what happened to at least one person killed in a car crash in northwest Harris County last month. KHOU reported that two people are dead and another is in critical condition after an accident in Fallbrook on Saturday, April 27th.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the accident happened at the intersection of Fallbrook Drive and TC Jester at approximately 2:00 p.m. when Jolanda Silas was heading northbound on TC Jester. While attempting to make a left turn onto Fallbrook, Silas drove her vehicle into the path of a teen driver who was heading southbound on TC Jester. The driver of the other vehicle has been identified as Jesus Luna, 16.
Luna’s car struck Silas vehicle, sending it into a spin. A passenger inside of Silas’ car, Edwina King, 52 was sitting in the back seat and was ejected from the vehicle. A second passenger, Shawndra King, 52, was also inside Silas’ car.
Both Jolanda Silas and Edwina King were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Shawndra King was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is in critical condition. Jesus Luna was also taken to the hospital and is listed in fair condition.
The accident is still currently under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.