• October 27, 2022

Ebonee Sejuan Spencer, Teen Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX -- October 9, 2022, Ebonee Sejuan Spencer and a teenager were injured as the result of an accident with an 18-wheeler.

Initial details say the crash took place along I-45 in the area of Grand Parkway at around 2:50 p.m.

It appears that 42-year-old Ebonee Sejuan Spencer and a 15-year-old girl were in a Chevy pickup traveling westbound on Grand Parkway. At the intersection of the I-45 frontage road, a northbound tractor-trailer allegedly went through a red light, crashing into Spencer's vehicle.

Spencer was said to have non-incapacitating injuries while the teen girl had injuries said to be incapacitating.

Commentary on Ebonee Sejuan Spencer Truck Accident in Harris County

If the details here are accurate, it's pretty damn infuriating to see someone in a commercial vehicle fail to do just about the easiest thing any motorist can do: stop at a red light. For goodness' sake, kids play, "Red Light, Green Light" on the playground. But as egregious as the mistake may be, folks shouldn't take that to mean getting the victims the help they need is simple by any means. There can always be unique factors that authorities aren't trained to look for which need to be addressed.

Ebonee Sejuan Spencer, Teen Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Harris County, TX

For example, I handled a situation a while back involving a truck driver that was texting and driving. As open-and-shut as that seemed, our continued investigations revealed important issues police missed. The truck driver had been responding to his supervisor at the time. That supervisor would constantly call and text drivers throughout the day, and if they didn't immediately respond, they risked pissing off their boss and losing their jobs. It was just a matter of time before that supervisor's idiocy got someone hurt, and that's exactly what happened.

So why does that matter? Well, getting folks the help they need is always a priority. But when I asked the hundreds of people that came to me for help what they wanted, there was something else: accountability. Getting the full story is crucial toward addressing mistakes and even fixing them so others don't get hurt in the future. That's why a crash like this, as clear as the facts may seem, is certainly worth another look to ensure nothing important slipped through the cracks.

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