7:04pm PT by Natalie Stone
Caitlyn Jenner Sued for Negligence by Grammy-Nominated Composer for Fatal Malibu Crash
Caitlyn Jenner is being sued for negligence by a Malibu family who say they suffered injuries following the fatal February four-car crash that left 69-year-old Kim Howe dead.
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, a prominent firm for auto accident and other negligence lawsuits, announced Friday that the firm has filed a civil lawsuit for negligence against the former Olympian on behalf of Peter Wolf-Millesi, a multi-Grammy-nominated composer, pianist, producer, songwriter and arranger; his wife, Lea; the couple’s two minor children; and Lea’s mother, Elga Maurer, for injuries suffered in the four-vehicle collision on Feb. 7 in Malibu.
The Wolf-Millesis were hit head-on by a Lexus that was struck by Jenner's Cadillac Escalade, which forced the vehicle into their lane of traffic on Pacific Coast Highway, they claim.
The suit states Peter Wolf-Millesi was driving his Hummer H2 southbound on PCH with his wife in the passenger seat, en route to his son's tennis tournament. Both his sons and Peter's mother-in-law were in the backseat. According to the suit, Jenner's SUV rear-ended Howe's Lexus LS 430, which launched into southbound oncoming traffic and collided head-on with Wolf-Millesi's vehicle.
“All of a sudden a car comes into our lane from oncoming traffic and rushes onto our hood," Wolf-Millesi said in a statement on the firm's website. "We were shocked and terrified we were all going to die."
In the suit, Wolf-Millesi claims he suffered nerve damage to both hands and wrists and has been unable to work. Lea allegedly suffered orthopedic trauma to her legs, neck, back and knees; she continues to have ongoing pain and physical limitations. The suit also states that Maurer suffered a C-spine “hangman’s fracture” in her neck.
The Wolf-Millesis' infant son Gaetano, who was four weeks old at the time of the accident, did not respond to stimuli on the scene of the crash and was transported by ambulance to UCLA’s ER for treatment, the suit states.
The family is seeking unspecified damages for the two specific causes of action: negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
See the full suit below.