All class, all the time around here. Economy’s rough? Retirement fund not what you’d hoped it would be? Go ahead and sue a pop star and a dead person for a car wreck that happened two years ago.
A man hurt in a 2006 multicar pileup, which involved Brandy and left one person dead, is suing both the songbird and the deceased driver for personal injury and negligence.
Per the complaint, filed Dec. 8 in Los Angeles Superior Court and a copy of which was obtained by E! News, plaintiff Donald Lite alleges he sustained “serious and permanent injuries” as a result of excessive speed on the part of Brandy and Awatef Aboudihaj and their failure to properly maintain a safe distance from each other.
The fatal chain reaction occurred Dec. 30, 2006, at about 10:30 a.m. on the 405 Freeway, when the 28-year-old R&B singer’s 2007 Land Rover collided with a vehicle driven by the 38-year-old Aboudihaj, a wife and mother of two. She in turn smashed into a 1989 Toyota Tercel driven by the 82-year-old Lite, while a fourth car broadsided Aboudihaj, who died the following day as the result of major blunt force trauma.
Last year, Los Angeles prosecutors opted not to bring a criminal case against Brandy, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, after finding insufficient evidence that she was at fault.
But that’s not stopping Lite from pressing the matter in civil court.
According to the suit, the former Moesha star “failed to keep a proper lookout” and stay far enough away from Aboudihaj to enable her to stop in time to avoid a collision.
“As a direct and proximate result of the negligence, carelessness and recklessness—the plaintiff suffered serious and permanent injuries all of which have caused, and continue to cause pain, suffering and nervousness,” read court documents.
Lite’s seeking unspecified damages for pain and suffering as well as the cost of medical care and loss of wages, among other claims.
I’m sorry, but someone should counter-sue this moron for careless and reckless abuse of the legal system.
Meanwhile, the Korean immigrant who lost his wife and two children when a U.S. fighter jet crashed into his house during a practice run is asking the country to pray for the surviving pilot. Apparently maturity isn’t necessarily a factor of age.