Why Bruce Jenner’s Accident is a Lesson for ALL Drivers Out There

by Doug Zanes | Last Updated: February 18, 2015

Every media outlet has a scope on the recent and fatal Bruce Jenner car crash.  Many accounts have recalled the incident in varying detail but none look promising for any party involved including the Olympic gold medalist.

The main facts in the crash involved four cars on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Malibu leaving one of the drivers dead on Saturday, February 8th.

According to a CBS News report, Jenner was driving north on the PCH in a Cadillac Escalade and rear-ended a Lexus sedan, which had just struck the back of a Toyota Prius (which had abruptly slowed down). The Lexus reportedly then veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a black Hummer. Kim Howe, the 69-year-old driver of the Lexus sedan, died in the crash.

One fact remains clear for any objective personal injury attorney: You have one very busy, windy highway wielding high volume traffic, making it vital for any driver to have a reasonable and safe distance between them and the driver in front of them. In fact, personal injury lawyers who spoke on this accident urged seven car lengths of distance in a 45 mph zone (as is the PCH).

Simply put: KEEP YOUR DISTANCE ALWAYS! Whether it be in bumper to bumper traffic or driving in a steady flow of cars, keep a reasonable distance between you and the bumper in front of you. Never follow close behind!

Personal Injury lawyers across the nation, including the attorneys at Zanes Law,  have seen countless accidents just like the one Jenner was involved in and just like in California , Arizona is a state that presumes that anytime one rear ends the vehicle in front of them, they (the person rear ending) is at fault.

There is little doubt that a lawsuit will occur from this horrific accident but who is to blame?

This facts remain unclear as evidence is gathered including phone records to indicate whether the parties involved were on their phones at the time of the accident* –  a reminder to us all that whatever is going on with our phones – IT CAN WAIT!

*California law prohibit texting of any kind while operating a vehicle. speaking on the phone while operating a vehicle requires a bluetooth device.

Yikes- there may be a few personal injury lawyers involved due to the complexity of this auto accident.

Listen to personal attorney, Doug Zanes’, full podcast on Bruce Jenner’s accident. 


Doug Zanes
Doug Zanes: Founding Attorney Raised in Douglas, Arizona, and went to college at Arizona State University and graduated from law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law in Texas. Doug began practicing law in Phoenix Arizona in 1997.
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