When you head out on a drive, you never expect to be injured by someone who crashes into your vehicle. Rear-end collisions are fairly common, and they can happen for various reasons, from someone not paying attention, to roads being designed so that it’s hard to see stopped vehicles. When you’re injured or lose a loved one in a car accident, you don’t have to wait for police to determine who was at fault to launch a lawsuit.
If you follow celebrity news, then you may have heard about a car accident involving TV personality and Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner. The day of the accident, Jenner had been driving a Cadillac SUV and became involved as the third vehicle in a multiple car crash involving rear-end collisions.
In the front of the vehicles was a Toyota Prius followed by a Lexus sedan and Jenner’s SUV. When the crash took place, Jenner’s vehicle hit the Lexus from behind, causing the Lexus to spin into oncoming traffic. The Lexus was then struck by a Hummer H2. The Toyota Prius was also struck at the front of the line.
The driver of the Lexus was killed in the accident, and now her adult step-children have filed a lawsuit against Jenner. So far, the police have not determined who was at fault for the accident; Jenner performed sobriety tests at the scene and was allowed to go home following the accident, so alcohol or drug use is not expected to have been a cause. While negligence may be cited in the future, it’s been cited that the road in the area twists and is narrow, making the area more prone to accidents.
Source: WMDT, “Bruce Jenner sued over fatal car accident,” Katia Hetter, Steve Almasy and Holly Yan, May. 02, 2015