06/03/2015 // 1-800 Car Wreck Fort Worth // (press release)
Why video evidence that has surfaced of the crash has led to new questions of liability for the former Olympian and reality star.
Reality star and former Olympic runner Bruce Jenner was recently involved in a fatal chain reaction crash in Malibu. Initial information regarding the circumstances of the accident reported in multiple media outlets varied; however, recent reports have surfaced indicating police have obtained video evidence that show Jenner may have been at fault.
Source: Associated Press Report “Video shows Bruce Jenner hit two cars in deadly chain-reaction wreck, official says”
“LOS ANGELES – Video shows Bruce Jenner started a chain-reaction crash that resulted in a woman's death on a Malibu highway, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.”
According to an Us Weekly report, Jenner had previously been given more than one sobriety test and handed over phone records following accusations that he may have been texting while driving when the accident occurred.
Source: Us Weekly Report “Bruce Jenner May Be at Fault in Fatal Car Wreck, Cops Have Video of Crash”
“After the accident, which left five people injured, Jenner took multiple sobriety tests, including one on-site breathalyzer, as well as a blood test at a local hospital. It was speculated that he was texting at the time of the crash, which prompted the father of 10 to offer up his phone records to authorities.
"The evidence will show that Bruce was not texting at the time of the accident," his rep Alan Nierob told the AP last Sunday, Feb. 8.
Jenner is stated to have rear-ended two cars while hauling an off-road vehicle with his Cadillac Escalade. During the collision, a Lexus was pushed into oncoming traffic resulting in the death of its driver.
The accident is currently under investigation. Charges have not yet been filed but a citation that could result in charges may be considered by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. The department recently issued a statement to Us Weekly, addressing rumors about its investigation starting, “Whatever is being reported right now is not part of our investigation… We are still looking at the videos of the crash to determine what happened. We have not deemed who is at fault yet, the investigation is still very much open.”
Video Evidence in Car Crashes
Video footage in car crashes can provide critical evidence for investigators where accident reconstruction efforts and other investigative techniques alone may fail to produce all of the facts. Particularly in cases of accidents that are heavily focused on in the media where someone has died and there is extreme pressure to accurately assess all of the facts in a timely manner, such evidence can help tone down the reporting inaccuracies that may impede an investigation.
According to Fort Worth based car wreck lawyer Amy Witherite of the Eberstein & Witherite law firm, “When video evidence is available for car crashes it can change the course of direction for an investigation.” In reference to the case of Jenner, to which the attorney is unrelated, early speculation was that the collision was the fault of an unlicensed driver. “The video of the accident can now help investigators more accurately assess the circumstances” the attorney goes on to say.
The video footage of Jenner’s crash was reportedly captured by a passing MTA bus. Many now await more information about what the footage will reveal, and what the information will mean for Jenner.
Witherite Law Group
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