Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic champion-turned-transgender reality TV star, was sued Monday over her connection with a deadly four-car accident in February in Malibu, California. Jessica Steindorff, who was driving a Prius -- the second car Jenner reportedly slammed into, has filed the lawsuit, saying that she suffered several physical injuries.
In the suit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Steindorff sought unspecified damages related to the crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in the Los Angeles metro area, in which a 69-year-old woman died, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. Jenner has previously been sued by the stepchildren of the dead woman, Kim Howe, seeking unspecified compensation.
Steindorff, who did not specify the nature or extent of her injuries in the lawsuit, said that she has also lost wages and her Prius was badly damaged during the mishap, TMZ reported, adding that the court document listed the defendant as “Bruce Jenner a/k/a Caitlyn Jenner.”
In the deadly car crash, Jenner’s Escalade first hit a Lexus, driven by Howe, and then continued down the road, before hitting the Prius that Steindorff was driving. Howe was killed when her Lexus plowed into a Hummer, according to TMZ.
After the accident, an uninjured Jenner was pictured at the scene in sunglasses and a baseball cap, before being driven away in a police vehicle, AFP reported.
Jenner, who says she struggled with gender issues throughout her life, set off a media sensation last week when she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair's July issue.