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Bruce Jenner Sued After Car Accident

Kelsey Tucker1 year ago

On Friday, May 1, reality television star and Olympic champion Bruce Jenner was sued for negligence and wrongful death in connection with a crash that he caused on a Southern California highway in February.

About the Fatal California Accident

According to Reuters, the accident occurred on February 7th, 2015 on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when Jenner struck a car from the rear, sending her car into oncoming traffic, which caused her to collide head-on with another vehicle. Five people were injured and one, Kimberly Howe, was killed. The accident remains under investigation by police. 

Jenner was able to leave the crash without any serious injury and declined medical treatment at the scene.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed by Howe's relatives, Jenner was driving recklessly and was “violating the rules of the road”. Though the six-page complaint explained how he caused the wreck, it did not specify how Jenner was at fault. Allan Neirob, Jenner’s publicist, declined comment on the case.

The wrongful death claim seeks unspecified damages for the loss of Howe, along with financial support to Howe’s stepdaughter and stepson.

The lawsuit came out the week after Jenner declared in a nationally televised interview that he now identifies as a women. 

National Auto Accident Statistics

  • The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
  • 33,561 people were killed in auto accidents in 2012 – a 3.3-percent increase over the 32,479 fatalities recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed in traffic collisions 2012:
    • 21,667 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 4,957 were motorcyclists (operators and passengers)
    • 4,743 were pedestrians
    • 726 were pedalcyclists
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 223 were listed as other or as unknown
  • And additional 2,361,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2012.


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