Former Olympic athlete and reality TV show star Bruce Jenner has been in the news a lot lately, and not just for his recent interview on national television. In February, Jenner was involved in a car accident that resulted in the death of a woman. Now, that woman’s family has sued Jenner for wrongful death, calling him responsible for the collision.
An article about the accident from CNN provides few details. Authorities say that an SUV that Jenner was driving crashed into the deceased woman’s car and caused it to go into oncoming traffic. The woman died at the scene.
The wrongful death lawsuit accuses Jenner of negligently causing the accident, without going into greater detail.
Negligence while driving can refer to any action or inaction that causes the driver’s conduct to fall below the standard of due care he or she owes other people on and near the road. This can include inattention, distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, texting and driving, breaking traffic laws and driving while overly drowsy.
It would only be speculation at this point to say whether Jenner did any of these things. But we do know that a person’s life ended in a car accident, which is something that should never happen.
Jenner is best known for winning the gold medal for the decathlon in the 1976 Olympics, and for appearing on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” No criminal charges have been filed against him.