Bruce Jenner: Dude Drives Like A Lady (And Now I Hate Myself)
In case you somehow missed the no less than 80,000 articles since the moment of impact, Bruce Jenner was involved in a fatal car crash on Saturday that left a woman dead. According to TMZ, the whole thing started when a Prius made an abrupt stop in the middle of the PCH and was rear-ended by a Lexus which Bruce Jenner then rear-ended while pulling a trailer with his truck:
So the current scenario is this … the Prius came to a sudden, possibly illegal stop on the highway. The Lexus hit the Prius and then Bruce slammed on his brakes, swerved right but was unable to stop, slamming into the Lexus. The Lexus then went into oncoming traffic and hit the Hummer, killing the Lexus driver.
It appears there is no criminal liability on Bruce’s part. As for civil liability, there is a law that you cannot follow too close and need to prepare for sudden events. But if the Prius stopped without warning … that driver could be at the very least partly responsible for the accident.
In the immediate aftermath, there were reports that Bruce was texting which have since been shot down. However, apparently he was smoking which is not illegal to do while operating a vehicle. More importantly, continually typing facts about a woman’s death is a terrible a springboard for jokes, so why do you people want me to write about this again? I don’t know what you’re expecting here. I gotta at least have Lindsay Lohan in these situations or things get pretty macabre quickly. There’s just something about hitting a baby that really lightens the mood. Look, you’re smiling already.
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