Olympic legend and reality TV star Bruce Jenner was in a highly publicized car wreck in early February on the Pacific Coast Highway, close to Corral Canyon Road. The multivehicle accident led to the death of a 69-year-old woman. Now, the stepchildren of the deceased person have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jenner.
At this point, Jenner has not been charged or cited in connection with the crash, but it is still under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. However, even if no criminal charges are ever filed, Jenner could still be found liable for the accident and resulting fatality in a civil lawsuit. The plaintiffs allege that Jenner was driving recklessly on the highway at the time of the accident, which also resulted in injuries to three other adults and two children.
Law enforcement officers say the victim’s Lexus slammed into a black Toyota Prius, the driver of which had come to a stop a few hundred feet before the traffic signal for the Pacific Coast Highway for unknown reasons. Jenner then rear-ended the Lexus with his Cadillac Escalade, which pushed the vehicle into the path of a Hummer SUV coming from the opposite direction.
Proving liability in a car accident is an essential aspect of any personal injury or wrongful death claim. In this particular case, accident investigators would analyze the reason the initial car had stopped and Jenner’s driving behavior, among various other factors that could have led to the crash.
For more information on moving ahead with a personal injury claim after an auto accident, contact an experienced San Diego attorney with Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire.