Caitlyn Jenner Sued By Hummer Car Crash Victims In New Lawsuit From Fatal Accident
Caitlyn Jenner is facing a new lawsuit stemming from her fatal car crash, this one from Grammy-nominated musician Peter Wolf-Millesi.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Jenner caused a chain-reaction accident on Pacific Coast Highway in February. The star, then known as Bruce Jenner, hit a Lexus driven by Kim Howe, sending it into oncoming traffic. Howe’s vehicle was then hit by a Hummer, leading to her death.
While Howe’s family already has a suit against Jenner pending, as does the driver of a Prius Jenner struck after first hitting the Lexus, she’s now being sued by the occupants of the Hummer. The Wolf-Millesi family says they had five relatives in the Hummer, all of whom were injured physically and emotionally as a result of the crash. Wolf-Millesi’s mother-in-law allegedly suffered a severe cervical fracture that has left her permanently disabled.
It’s said his wife suffered blunt force trauma to various body parts, and Wolf-Millesi himself has severe nerve damage to his hands that has left him unable to work. Perhaps most disturbingly, their month-old newborn was in the car as well, and was not responsive at the scene, leading the baby to be rushed to the hospital. Thankfully, the infant survived without any ongoing injuries, as did Wolf-Millesi’s older son.
The legal documents further state, “The emotional effects of being involved in a collision that has taken the life of another has caused tremendous distress and suffering.” All is attributed to negligence by Jenner, whom the lawsuit blames for driving recklessly at an unsafe speed. The Wolf-Millesi family is seeking unspecified damages, according to TMZ, which first obtained the suit.
The filing comes more than two months after the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced it would not pursue criminal charges against Jenner. As Gossip Cop reported in late September, it was determined the transgender star, who was driving within the speed limit, had not done anything illegally that would lead to a conviction. It was noted that Jenner hit her brakes in an attempt to avoid causing the accident, and had not acted “unreasonably.”
Jenner’s attorney said in a statement at the time, “We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing. We are heartened the District Attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would not be appropriate. A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.”
A civil suit, though, is entirely different issue. A rep for Jenner declined to comment on the new lawsuit when contacted by Gossip Cop. We will have updates.