Another precautionary tale on the dangers of underinsurance emerged this week after it was revealed that former Olympian and reality star Bruce Jenner carried just $250,000 of insurance coverage when he caused the February 7 accident that left a 69-year-old woman dead.
Jenner had been driving on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California when a series of collisions led to Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade to barrel into the Lexus driven by Kim Howe, which was sent into the path of an oncoming Hummer H2.
Jenner was able to walk away from the accident, but Howe died on the scene. He stands accused of causing the initial accident that triggered the four-car pileup.
Now, a source close to the investigation revealed that Jenner was carrying a dangerously low amount of insurance coverage—just $250,000, which would not cover his expenses if any of the crash victims or relatives of Howe decides to sue.
If Jenner would have purchased an umbrella policy, coverage under that umbrella would have provided him with additional Liability coverage.
Jenner has reportedly hired a criminal defense lawyer to help him navigate the accident. While he has not been criminally charged, police reports speculate he was either distracted by his cellphone while driving or following too closely.
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