July 8, 2015
Just weeks before Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn, the family of a woman killed in a Southern California car accident filed a lawsuit against her for the alleged involvement in her death. The lawsuit charges her with negligence and wrongful death in the February 7 crash that claimed the life of Kimberly Howe. Law enforcement personnel reported that five other individuals were hurt in the accident.
According to the personal injury lawsuit, Jenner rear-ended Howe’s vehicle with her Cadillac Escalade as she towed a trailer with an off-road vehicle. She subsequently was involved in a head-on collision. The lawsuit further alleges that she violated the rules of the road although it did not provide specific details. It further claims that Howe acted with prudence and that she was not at fault. However, authorities are continuing to investigate the crash. Jenner did not suffer serious injuries and refused treatment at the accident site.
The lawsuit, filed on May 1, asks for unspecified damages due to the future loss of personal support to Howe’s stepdaughter and stepson. According to her obituary, Howe was involved in the health-food industry and had small roles in several movies.
Jenner’s publicist refused to discuss the case. However, he previously announced that Jenner would be coming out as a woman. At the time, Jenner still wanted to be identified as a man. She has since changed her name to Caitlyn. In 1976, Jenner was in the spotlight during the Olympic Games when she won the gold medal in the decathlon and was unofficially dubbed the “World’s Greatest Athlete.” After being out of the public eye for decades, she reappeared in a reality show with the Kardashians during her marriage to Kris Jenner, the mother of Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, Kendall, Kim and Rob. The couple has since divorced.
After a car accident when you are not at fault, you might have numerous legal expenses with limited resources to pay. Our personal injury lawyer can advise you of your rights and discuss your options.