Following reports of Bruce Jenner’s fatal auto crash on February 7 , new video evidence in the incident could spell trouble for the transitioning reality star after a four-car incident that left one person dead and seven injured on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, Daily Mail reports.
An MTA bus traveling behind the Hummer involved is reported to have captured the entire incident on mounted cameras, evidence that is now in the hands of the police.
The footage shows the 65-year-old former Olympian smash his Cadillac Escalade into the back of both the victim’s white Lexus and the Toyota Prius involved.
Most significantly the video shows that the Lexus driver didn’t make contact with the Prius involved, reports TMZ.
Sources familiar with the video told TMZ that Jenner hits the Lexus, propelling it into a Hummer coming the other way. Jenner then continues on and hits the Prius.
If correct, the MTA video makes a more compelling case that Jenner was following too close, which opens the door to a possible vehicular manslaughter prosecution.
If it is determined that Jenner’s Escalade struck both cars and authorities find he was following too closely, it would make prosecution for vehicular manslaughter more likely than if he was just part of the chain reaction.
Investigations will determine if Jenner, or any of the other three drivers involved in the collision, were texting or on their mobile phones at the time of the collision.
Meanwhile, it is illegal to text while driving in California but the star’s representative has denied that he was texting behind the wheel.
Breaking his silence on the crash the following day, Jenner said in a statement: ‘My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident.’
‘It is a devastating tragedy, and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.’
But three days after the crash, Jenner was seen talking on his phone while driving in Los Angeles.
The reality star had the device pressed to his ear while behind the wheel in Thousand Oaks, California.