A member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the 1976 Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner survived a four-car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The famous athlete who is currently known for his appearances on the television show "Keeping Up with the Kardashian's" has so far cooperated fully with authorities investigating the crash that killed a 69-year-old woman.
According to investigators, Jenner's black Cadillac Escalade that was northbound and towing an off-road vehicle hit the back of a Lexus sedan that had already rear-ended a Toyota Prius. The impact sent the Lexus into the oncoming traffic of the southbound lane where it was hit by a black Hummer. The female driver of the Lexus was determined to have died almost instantly, and seven other people in the crash went to a nearby hospital.
Police reported no sign that Jenner was intoxicated. He passed the field sobriety test administered to him, and the celebrity agreed to give a blood sample. His publicist announced later that he will also comply with the request of investigators to see his cell phone records. The cell phone records of everyone involved in the accident are being sought to determine if distracted driving from cell phone use played a role in the fatal crash. Jenner has expressed his condolences to the family of the woman who died.
Texting while driving has been known to contribute to car accidents. A person injured in a situation like that may have cause for making a personal injury claim if a negligent driver caused the crash. The assistance of an attorney might help someone identify evidence in accident reports that could support a lawsuit asking for compensation for medical expenses or pain and suffering.
Source: ESPN LA, "Bruce Jenner unhurt in fatal crash," Feb. 9, 2015