Katy Man Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Park Row Drive in Houston, TX
Houston, TX — September 25, 2023, a Katy man sustained injuries due to an alleged DWI accident at around 9:19 p.m. along Park Row Drive.
Officials said in preliminary statements that the incident occurred near the intersection of Park Row Drive and Park Ten Boulevard.
Investigators said that a 33-year-old Katy man was on an electric scooter going along the eastbound lane of Park Row Drive. While there, authorities say that a Toyota Scion hit the man, then lost control and crashed into a tree along the side of the road. The vehicle then caught fire.
Details say that the man on the scooter had to be flown from the scene in critical condition. The driver of the car was able to get out of the burning vehicle and apparently had no injuries. Authorities alleged that driver was under the influence of alcohol, and they recommended there be charges for DWI.
One thing I don't see in these initial reports, though, is if police are also looking into where the apparent alcohol came from. Over the years when our firm has pursued personal injury claims against bars and other negligent businesses, I've found authorities down in Harris County are more thorough than other counties when it comes to holding both drunk drivers and the alcohol providers who over-serve them accountable. But Houston and its surrounding cities cover a big area, to say the least. Authorities can't catch every negligent business following a serious crash on their own, which is one of the reasons I talk about these kinds of accidents so much on this blog.
The more people that understand that alcohol providers can be responsible for contributing to these serious crashes, the more often victims and families will be direct and ask authorities whether or not they're investigating the possibility of a negligent alcohol provider following their accidents.