Carlius Brooks Injured in Auto Accident on Eastman Rd in Longview, TX
Longview, TX — May 17, 2022, 26-year-old Carlius Brooks was injured in a traffic accident on Eastman Road in Gregg County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Eastman (US-259) at Hawkins Parkway. Preliminary investigation suggests Brooks was driving a Ford F-150 pickup south on Eastman when he allegedly disregarded a red light at Hawkins. As he passed through the intersection he crashed at an offset with an eastbound Infiniti G35 coupe. After the impact the Ford flipped over and slid a short distance south before stopping.
Brooks suffered serious injuries in the collision. The 16-year-old Infiniti driver was unhurt.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Carlius Brooks Accident in Longview
Police seem to think the injured man was responsible for this accident, and while I have no specific reason to doubt their findings I wonder if there's more to the story. People would be shocked to learn how many crucial details slip through the cracks during a "by the book" investigation--for instance, how many drivers were unfairly blamed for their crashes before the GM ignition switch defect was discovered?
Is it possible a simple and common driver mistake was behind this unfortunate crash and the injuries that followed? Certainly. Is that the only possible explanation, though? I highly doubt it. If there's any doubt or confusion about what happened in Longview, maybe someone else should look again and see if anything important slipped through the cracks. It's always best to know--and confirm--the truth.