Channelview Man Injured in Car Accident on Avenue D in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — October 6, 2023, a Channelview man sustained injuries due to a car accident at around 10:46 p.m. along Avenue D.
According to officials, the crash happened off the corner of Avenue D and Woodland Street. Details suggest that a 28-year-old Channelview man was in a Dodge Charger going southbound along Woodland Street. At Avenue D, the vehicle continued off the side of the road where it vehicle crashed into a building.
The driver of the Dodge had incapacitating injuries due to the crash, authorities said. It appears the driver told officials the handle for his brakes (the driver uses a wheelchair and has hand-operated brakes) came loose, causing the car to not slow down at the intersection.
If that detail is true, I'd be curious to see if authorities took a good look at this braking mechanism and what went wrong. For such an important part of a vehicle, a sudden failure like this is way too alarming to just chalk up to a simple mistake. Was the equipment not installed properly? Did it simply brake under normal usage? Is this some kind of defect that others may be at risk of experiencing? This is obviously far from a typical accident, so I can only hope authorities are making sure someone who knows this sort of equipment has a chance to look into things more thoroughly.