Henson marks one-year anniversary of accident

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

March 22 was the one-year anniversary of Chris Henson’s run-in with an 18-wheeler – a match he could have lost permanently. On that morning, in 2016, in his role as Groesbeck Police Chief, he was directing traffic at the intersection of Ellis and Yeagua, which is State Hwy. 14 at State Hwy. 164. Just after 8 a.m., when school traffic was still heavy, he waved a semi on through the intersection, turned his back, and the next thing he remembers is staring up at the ceiling of an EMS unit.

What he never saw was the 18-wheeler making a tight turn, slashing Henson’s head by his right eyebrow as it knocked him to the ground, dislocating his right shoulder, running over the lower half of his body, breaking his left ankle and the three middle fingers of his left hand, tearing tendons from bones, fracturing his pelvis and crushing him internally.

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Groesbeck Police Chief and City Manager Chris Henson greets students at H.O. Whitehurst Elementary School Friday, April 28, while Tracy Hughes helps the children get out of their vehicles. Henson passed the one-year anniversary March 22 of an accident in which an 18-wheeler hit him while he was directing traffic.

(Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal)

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