Shaterica Spizer Injured in Car Accident on Fondren Rd in Houston, TX
Houston, TX — May 24, 2022, 35-year-old Shaterica Spizer was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Fondren Road in Harris County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 7:50 p.m. at Fondren Road and South Sam Houston Parkway. Preliminary investigation suggests a Hyundai Tucson was westbound on Sam Houston when the driver allegedly ran a red light at Fondren. The Tucson continued through the intersection and crashed into the passenger side of Spizer's northbound Dodge Challenger.
Spizer suffered serious injuries in the collision. The Hyundai driver was reportedly unhurt.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Shaterica Spizer Accident in Houston
It's obvious to most folks that someone running a red light and causing a serious wreck should face appropriate consequences for his carelessness. However, when I call for a careful and thorough investigation it's not just to confirm the cause of the crash--it's also to learn whether anything else contributed to the victim's injuries.
Faulty airbags, seatbelts that failed to catch or came unbuckled, seat assemblies detaching from their anchors, and even vehicles not properly designed to absorb or deflect the force of an impact can be shortcomings on the part of a manufacturer which make a crash far more serious than it should have been.
I'm not accusing Dodge of making a dicey vehicle, but the only way to know for sure whether any other factors contributed to the damage in Houston would be to investigate them. Did police bother doing that, or were they content to blame everything on the person who ran the light?