Caitlyn Jenner is being sued for negligence by a family who suffered injuries in the fatal February crash that killed Kim Howe.
Los Angeles personal injury attorneys Panish Shea & Boyle filed suit against Jenner on behalf of grammy nominated Peter Wolf-Millesi, his wife Lea, the couple’s two minor children, and Lea’s mother Elga Maurer.
According to the firm’s site: On February 7, 2015, Peter Wolf-Millesi was driving a Hummer H2 southbound on Pacific Coast Highway on the way to his eldest son’s tennis tournament. His wife Lea was seated beside him in the passenger seat, while his two sons and mother-in-law rode in the backseat. At the same time, Caitlyn Jenner, driving a Cadillac Escalade and towing a trailer with an all-terrain vehicle on it, was traveling northbound when she rear-ended a Lexus LS 430 driven by Howe. The Lexus was launched into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with the Wolf-Millesi’s vehicle. Jenner’s SUV continued forward, rear-ending a Toyota Prius driven by Jessica Steindorff before coming to a stop.
“All of a sudden a car comes into our lane from oncoming traffic and rushes onto our hood. We were shocked and terrified we were all going to die,” says Peter, recalling the crash. “When you’re involved in an accident that claimed the life of someone, you’re just not the same anymore. So many lives have been changed forever,” adds Lea.
In the suit, Peter Wolf-Millesi claims to have suffered sever nerve damage to his wrists and hands and – as a composer – has been unable to work. Lea has suffered orthopedic trauma to her legs, neck, knees and back and will continue to have pain and physical limitations. It also indicates that Maurer – Lea’s mother – suffered a C-spine “hangman’s fracture” in her neck.
In the suit, Wolf-Millesi claims he suffered nerve damage to both hands and wrists and has been unable to work. Lea allegedly suffered orthopedic trauma to her legs, neck, back and knees; she continues to have ongoing pain and physical limitations. The suit also states that Maurer suffered a C-spine “hangman’s fracture” in her neck. A hangman’s fracture occurs when the neck is hyper extended and typically happens in car accidents when a person’s chin is slammed against the steering, dashboard, or windshield.
While investigators found that Jenner was traveling at a speed unsafe for traffic conditions, no vehicular manslaughter charge was filed.