Caitlyn Jenner Sued By Jessica Steindorff, Injured Second Driver In Fatal Car Crash
A woman injured in Caitlyn Jenner’s February multi-vehicle car crash is suing the star.
As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner, was driving on Los Angeles’ Pacific Coast Highway in February when she slammed into a Lexus, sending the driver, Kim Howe, into oncoming traffic, where she was fatally struck by a Hummer. After hitting Howe’s car, Jenner then crashed into the Prius that was ahead of her. Now the Prius driver, Jessica Steindorff, has filed a lawsuit.
Pictures taken at the scene of the accident showed the rear-end of Steindorff’s vehicle was totaled in the accident. But in legal papers, she now says she also suffered personal injuries. Steindorff is seeking lost wages and additional damages. In her the suit, she refers to Jenner as “Bruce Jenner a/k/a Caitlyn Jenner,” according to TMZ.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Jenner is also facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Howe’s stepchildren. The former Olympian is fighting to get the claim dismissed, however, by arguing that the suit has no merit because Howe had little to no relationship with her stepkids, who were not dependent upon her financially. While video of the crash showed Jenner was solely to blame for the incident, investigators determined he was not speeding at the time of impact, nor was he under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Phone use while driving and paparazzi have also been looked at as potential factors.
In the aftermath of the fatal crash, Jenner released a statement saying, “My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident. It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.” Gossip Cop will have updates.