Bobbi Kristina Brown has been unconscious since she was discovered face down in a bathtub in her Georgia home on Jan. 31. But before that tragic day, she apparently got into an car accident, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote Tuesday. Months later, and now that Brown has been in hospice care for the past week, the motorist is suing Whitney Houston’s daughter for the injuries she sustained during the January wreck.
Since the 22-year-old is unresponsive, the suit will go through her guardians: her father, Bobby Brown, and aunt, Pat Houston. It will also go through her conservator, Bedelia Hargrove.
“Defendant Brown was traveling at an imprudent speed for conditions and was following too closely and improperly attempted to change lanes in order to avoid the vehicle stopping in front of her,” the lawsuit claims, according to the AJC. “Defendant Brown lost control of the vehicle she was operating crossed the center line and collided with Plaintiff’s vehicle causing extensive damage to Plaintiff’s vehicle and serious personal injury to Plaintiff.”
The motorist, Russell J. Eckerman, claimed Brown hit his Ford Taurus with her 2005 Jeep Liberty on Jan. 27. The driver experienced sustained severe injuries and has racked up more than $730,000 in medical bills, the lawsuit says.
Brown’s family is reportedly preparing to say goodbye to her. Her father has gone to visit her at Peachtree Christian Hospice. Other family members who have visited her include Tina, Leolah and Tommy Brown, the New York Daily News reported.
When she entered the long-term care facility, Pat Houston issued an official statement: “We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now.
On the same day she was transferred to hospice, the family filed a lawsuit against Brown’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon. In the lawsuit, he is accused of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and transferring money from Brown’s account into his own without authorization. They are seeking $10 million dollars in punitive damages, which is “based on the foregoing wrongful conduct by [Gordon], which was knowing willful, intentional, reckless and/or grossly negligent.”
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