Man Injured in Car Accident on North Freeway in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- May 5, 2022, one man was injured as the result of an accident where two cars crashed along the North Freeway.
Investigators were called out to the scene of the accident at around 4:38 p.m. along the southbound service road at Greens.
Details show that a 28-year-old man was in a Chevy Malibu traveling westbound on Greens. While crossing, a southbound vehicle allegedly ran the light and hit the Malibu.
Due to the crash, the driver of the Chevy was said to have incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. Additional details remain unclear at this time.
While it's not clear what exactly led to the vehicle going through the light, it's also not clear why only one person was apparently significantly injured here. That may not stand out to some people, but that may be due to them not realizing this can sometimes be a sign of a dangerous vehicle defect.
Generally speaking, modern vehicles are designed to handle moderate collisions. When two vehicles of a similar size crash, and only one person is hurt, then something which protected the uninjured driver may have failed to do so for the victim. This could be as simple as not wearing a seatbelt or simple dumb luck, but would it really be wise to miss something like a defective airbag just because it seemed unlikely? Every professional accident reconstructionist I've worked with certainly wouldn't think so.