• August 23, 2022

Lindsey Mills Injured in Longview, TX Car Accident on Marshall Avenue

Longview, TX — January 18, 2022, 37-year-old Lindsey Mills was seriously injured in a car accident on Marshall Avenue in Longview.

Reports say the incident happened around 8:00 a.m. on East Marshall (US-80) near Pat Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests 20-year-old Kory Grace was driving a GMC Sierra pickup west on the highway, followed at some distance by Mills in a Nissan Altima.

Reports suggest Grace slowed at the Pat Drive intersection to make a left turn but Mills allegedly failed to reduce speed to match. The Nissan closed the distance to the Sierra, then swerved left at the last moment but still caught the rear-left quarter of the pickup. After the impact the car spun through the median and overturned, coming to rest on its roof.

Mills was ejected during the rollover and suffered serious injuries. Grace was unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Lindsey Mills Injured in Longview, TX Car Accident on Marshall Avenue

Commentary on Lindsey Mills Accident in Longview

People may read the few facts available in preliminary reports and decide for themselves the victim, however unfortunately injured, was to blame. Some may take reports at face value and say she didn't brake on approach, then not put much more thought into the matter.

Investigators should look for evidence to support their theory, of course, but unless they find some it's important not to take anything for granted. Other potential factors should also be considered--not just what might have caused the crash, but also what was really the proximate cause of the victim's injuries. The two aren't always the same, which can sometimes surprise people.

For instance, what if a product malfunction or defect played a part here? Did the car's brakes or steering fail or lock up as it traveled? Could design or manufacturing changes have reasonably kept it from overturning? Reports say the victim was ejected, which police usually decide means she wasn't buckled up, but could the seat belt have failed or broken instead?

Frankly police investigators don't always have the time, tools, or training to look for factors like that or others beyond the most obvious. It's always best to have the facts straight, and sometimes that means getting independent investigators to have another look. Click the image below to learn more.

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