A second lawsuit was filed against Caitlyn Jenner for an accident she was involved in back in February before she transitioned and was Bruce Jenner.
Talent Manager, Jessica Marie Steindorff, claims Caitlyn, when she was Bruce, operated her vehicle “negligently, carelessly, recklessly, and wontonly” and caused the collision.
This is where I have to pause from sharing the story to sharing my thoughts. According to all counts of the story, Steindorff was in a 2010 Toyota Prius, stopped in traffic (Car #1) when she was rear ended by a white Lexus (Car #2). So far, I would say the white Lexus CAUSED the collision.
The Lexus was rear ended by Jenner’s Black Caddilac Escalade SUV (Car 3) TOWING a trailer with an all-terrain vehicle on it. This impact propelled the Lexus into traffic where it collided with a black Hummer H2(Car 4). Sadly, the driver of the white Lexus, Kim Howe (69 Calabasas, California) died on the scene.
Five children and two other adults were hospitalized for injuries from the accident as well.
It was a horrible accident. I feel bad for all parties involved. Here’s what I don’t understand…why go after Jenner? Howe’s family has also filed a civil lawsuit against her seeking unspecified damages but she was the one who REAR ENDED Steindorff, not Jenner.
The accident took place on California’s Pacific Coast Highway, which is always heavily filled with traffic. Jenner was pulling a trailer, so it would have been MORE difficult to stop suddenly. It also would have more weight. An object in motion….. Even if she had been maintaining a safe distance, given the fact the Lexus rear ended the Prius, it would be safe to assume the Lexus didn’t give fair warning of stopping (brake lights) in order for Jenner to sufficiently be alerted to slow down / stop.
So it comes down to this…in a chain reaction of four cars, WHO gets sued? Is it the guilty party or is the one who is the most famous? Has the deepest pockets?
Not to mention, Steindorff wasn’t even supposed to be driving! Her license had been suspended for an unpaid ticket. Had she been following the law, she wouldn’t have been on the road, therefore NONE of this would have happened. Why aren’t all parties suing her?
According to another report, Howe was driving on an expired license that expired back in 2007! Same theory applies as the suspended license.
All reports show Jenner passed a sobriety test, turned over her cell phone records to prove she wasn’t texting, and was not evading the paparazzi, even though they were closely following her.
As we live in a litigious society, where lawyers meet with lawyers to bargain down a claim to avoid more unwanted publicity and court time, I hope Jenner, if truly innocent, stands her ground and fights. When accidents and tragedies occur because of others failing to follow the law, the one with the deepest pockets should not have to foot the bill.