The accident was a chain reaction that left one woman dead and 5 children and two adults hospitalized with injuries. The weather was sunny and bright on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, CA when a Toyota came to a sudden stop. The white Lexus following behind slammed into the Toyota, Jenner driving a Cadillac Escalade pulling a trailer, hit the Lexus and knocked it into oncoming traffic. The Lexus was then struck head on by Hummer, and killed.
Jenner immediately told authorities that paparazzi was following him, and caused the accident. On Sunday, authorities shared that paparazzi was following but there was no indication they caused the accident. Authorities also went on to say “that paparazzi following stars are a regular occurrence, and there is no indications at this time it was a contributing factor of the crash.” However, the paparazzi did capture a photo of Jenner smoking shortly before his SUV made impact with the Lexus.
Jenner did voluntarily take a sobriety test at the scene, the results came back that he had not consumed any alcohol prior to the accident. The authorities have requested a subpoena of Bruce Jenner’s cell phone records to confirm whether or not he was distracted prior to the crash.
The investigation is on-going, and authorities have not determined who was at fault in the crash.
The question remains will there a manslaughter charge? A wrongful death claim for the woman killed in the Lexus? And will the 5 children and two adults that were sent to the hospital file a personal injury claim?
This was a tragedy and prayers and thoughts are with the victims, families and friends of this terrible crash.
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