Bruce Jenner is being sued for the car accident that left one woman dead. The lawsuit comes from the adult step-children of the woman killed in the February car crash, and stipulates wrongful death, reported Fox News.
Although the lawsuit does not reveal the exact amount, it does claim that the two relatives of 69-year-old Kim Howe, who lost her life in the accident, suffered extensive damages. In that collision, Jenner’s car resulted in her car’s movement into traffic.
The 65-year-old, who recently had the spotlight after his interview with Diane Sawyer about his journey from man to woman, has not been formally charged, although the investigation continues to unwind.
Based on the existing video, the crash began when Bruce tried to bypass cars who were slowing down for a traffic light. He had an off-road vehicle on a trailer that he was hauling behind his Cadillac.
The crash began when Jenner’s Escalade hit a Prius. That car slammed into the Lexus, which left Howe unable to stop her car from moving directly into ongoing traffic. A Hummer struck her, which resulted in her death.
Howe’s stepchildren claim that Jenner was “negligent and careless,” according to TMZ.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that analysis of the video puts the burden on Bruce for not paying attention. However, those insiders said that Jenner was driving slower than the speed limit while the lawsuit charges that he was speeding.
In addition to that contradiction, the step-children who filed the lawsuit did not have a close bond with Howe. As a result, their claims that they are suffering because of her death may be difficult to demonstrate.
Although the investigation is pending and has not been completed by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept., it is not likely that the Los Angeles County D.A. will prosecute Jenner.
The lawsuit publicity comes at a time when Bruce has been hailed as a history-making hero by celebrities ranging from Jane Fonda to Oprah Winfrey as well as by his family, as the Inquisitr reported.
“We have the chance to write this moment in history together. Let’s empower people like Bruce all over the world by being loving & not mean,” posted Lady Gaga.
“Bruce Jenner is a beautiful, brave human being. Sending him lots of love. He’s saving lives and opening minds tonight,” emphasized Ellen DeGeneres.
But, above all, it was Bruce Jenner’s own words that reverberated across social media and the press.
“I just can’t hold the curtain any longer. Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie. I can’t do it anymore.”
Bruce expressed his concern for the transgender community, emphasizing his desire to make a difference and his awareness of the violence against some transgenders and high suicide rates.
“I would like to work with this community to get this message out. They know a lot more than I know. I am not a spokesman for this community. I believe we can save some lives here.”
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