According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, Bruce Jenner was the driver of one of four vehicles involved in a multiple-vehicle fatal car accident that happened on Feb. 7. The accident reportedly occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway near Coral Canyon road just after 12 p.m.
Law enforcement authorities indicated Jenner was the driver of a third vehicle in a four-car rear-end collision accident. Killed in the collision was a driver of a white Lexus. A black Cadillac Escalade appeared to have damage to its front end, a black Hummer appeared to have a damaged engine compartment, and a Prius appeared to have rear-end damage. The Lexus had extensive damage to both its front and back end.
A sheriff’s spokesperson indicated that Jenner cooperated with law enforcement and submitted to chemical analysis. They said he was not intoxicated at the time of the accident. Reports do not indicate which of the four drivers caused the accident, and law enforcement officers are still investigating the fatal car accident at this time.
When families suffer the unexpected tragedy of the death of a loved one, they are often left with significant expenses and financial losses in addition to dealing with grief. A family may be able to hold a driver civilly liable for causing their loved one’s wrongful death. In a multiple-vehicle accident such as this one, determining fault may involve significant investigation. In some cases, a portion of fault may be attributed to each driver if they were all driving too closely behind one another. A family may benefit by seeking the help of a wrongful death lawyer, who may be able to identify all possible defendants sharing responsibility for the fatal wreck. In this way, the family may be able to maximize their recovery of damages incurred as a result.
Source: ABC News, “Bruce Jenner involved in fatal car crash, passes sobriety test,” Emily Shapiro, Feb. 7, 2015