Life’s ebb and flow can feel equally weighted and balanced or disproportionate and cruel. The latter feeling is most likely to be the case for Bruce Jenner, who has recently celebrated living openly as transgender, after a lifetime of waiting to live freely. Jenner recently granted an interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer to discuss that transition.
Unfortunately, that celebration will be interrupted, in part, by news of a lawsuit filed recently by the stepchildren of Kim Howe. Ms. Howe was the victim, tragically killed, during the Malibu car crash in February involving Jenner. Dana Redmond and William Howe filed their wrongful death civil suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, according to the Associated Press.
The lawsuit claims Bruce was “careless and negligent” when he slammed into Howe’s Lexus on Pacific Coast Highway back in February, causing Howe’s vehicle to bolt into oncoming traffic where it crashed head on with a Hummer. Law enforcement sources conclude that the following reenactment of the crash squarely lays blame on Bruce for being inattentive when he struck the Lexus.
The lawsuit by Dana Redmond and William Howe does not specify how much they are seeking. There are no winners or losers, here, only sadness. One life begins as another life is lost. Our sympathies go out to all involved. The crash is still under investigation.