One of the drivers in the fatal motor vehicle crash involving then-Bruce Jenner in February criticized the fact that the gold medalist was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at Wednesday night’s ESPYs.
Jessica Steindorff, who attended the ESPYs as a guest, condemned the pomp and circumstance surrounding Caitlyn Jenner. “I find it difficult to understand how the culture we live in can honor a person who is responsible for taking a life and injuring several others with both an award and a reality show,” Steindorff told ET. “For an individual who is such a positive role model in many aspects of her life, Caitlyn has failed to do the right thing and take responsibility for her actions.”
I would hope that someone who seems to greatly value the importance of human existence would be more sensitive to the fact that she ended another person’s life. Sadly we are living in a tabloid society.
It started when the driver of a Toyota Prius either stopped or slowed down and was hit from behind by a white Lexus, [Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Philip] Brooks said.
Jenner, driving a black Cadillac Escalade and towing an off-road vehicle, rear-ended the Lexus, which sent the Lexus into oncoming traffic, Brooks said.
The Lexus was then struck by a Hummer H2. The driver of the Lexus was killed.
The driver of the white Lexus, 69-year-old Kim Howe, died at the scene. Her adult stepchildren have filed a civil lawsuit against Jenner. Steindorff filed a personal injury lawsuit against Jenner in June, claiming the former athlete drove “negligently, carelessly, recklessly and wantonly.” Jenner has not been charged with a crime and was cooperative with authorities following the accident, submitting a blood sample and passing a field sobriety test.
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