Two Injured when Car Crashes into House on White Oak Drive in Houston, TX
Houston, TX — June 12, 2022, two people were injured when a car crashed into a house on White Oak Drive in The Heights neighborhood of Houston.
According to reports the incident happened Sunday at White Oak and Usener Street. Preliminary investigation suggests a Nissan GTR vehicle was traveling at alleged high speeds in the area when the driver lost control and swerved into a nearby three and the home beyond it. The impacts uprooted the tree and demolished the home's wall.
The car's driver and another person were transported to an area hospital after the crash. The nature of the second person's involvement is unknown.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Car/House Accident on White Oak Dr in Houston
Reports and residents of that neighborhood say cars speed around there all the time despite the limit being 20mph on the curve roadway. According to a resident this is far from the first time a car hit a house in the area, and they've petitioned the city to do something about it--speed bumps, stop signs, or other remedies. The city has yet to take action, though COVID's spread may have slowed down their response time.
As for this specific incident, maybe it's just another of what locals call a regularly-occurring problem. It's still important to investigate carefully to be certain that's the beginning and the end of the story, though. A driver speeding simply for the fun of it or because they're in a hurry isn't the same thing as one whose brakes failed or one who fell unconscious at the wheel, so it's necessary to distinguish exactly why things went the way they did. At the very least, everyone affected is better off knowing the full story.