New evidence from a bus that was on scene during the recent Pacific Coast Highway crash involving Bruce Jenner may shed light on the chain of events that led to a woman’s death, according to recent reports.
Original reports stated that Jenner failed to stop in time to avoid a crash with a Lexus that had already rear-ended a Prius. However, the new footage allegedly shows that Jenner’s vehicle actually hit the Lexus first, sending it into the path of an oncoming Hummer H2. Jenner’s vehicle then struck the Prius before coming to a stop.
If this synopsis of this new evidence is correct, Jenner could be in danger of several new criminal charges in addition to those he may already face. Furthermore, it could place the full blame for the death of Kim Howe, 69, on Jenner.
Jenner has been cleared of suspicion that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. However, there is still speculation that he was distracted when he rear-ended Howe’s Lexus, possibly by texting on his cell phone.
Whenever a driver rear-ends another vehicle, the fault of the accident is almost always attributed to the person who caused the rear-end crash. This is because under the law drivers are required to have control of their vehicles at all times. You must be able to stop in any circumstance in time to avoid a collision. If you rear-end another vehicle, it is clear that you were unable to stop in time and therefore were not maintaining proper control over your vehicle.
There may be a few cases in which rear-end crashes are not blamed on the rear driver, such as when a driver pulls out into traffic suddenly without yielding the right of way. For the most part, however, a driver that rear-ends another vehicle is to blame for the crash and will usually bear the responsibility for paying for damages.
One of the most common types of injuries in a rear-end collision case is whiplash. This type of injury may not present symptoms for several days after the accident but can lead to extreme pain and suffering. Other injuries may also be present such as lacerations, bruises, broken bones or even more serious trauma.
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision, contact Dan Gilleon in San Diego today. Mr. Gilleon can help you understand your rights and fight for compensation for your injuries.