Motorist Suing Bobbi Kristina for Car Wreck
The lawsuit, filed by Russell J. Eckerman of Marietta, accuses Brown of driving the 2005 Jeep Liberty that collided with his Ford Taurus at Holcomb Bridge Road and Martins Landing Drive in north Fulton County on Jan. 27.
Bobbi Kristina was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub soon after the incident, and has been hospitalized ever since. The suit is brought against Bobbi Kristina through her guardians: her father, Bobby Brown, her conservator, Bedelia Hargrove and her aunt Pat Houston.
“Defendant Brown was traveling at an imprudent speed for conditions and was following too closely and improperly attempted to change lanes in order to avoid the vehicle stopping in front of her,” the lawsuit claims. “Defendant Brown lost control of the vehicle she was operating crossed the center line and collided with Plaintiff’s vehicle causing extensive damage to Plaintiff’s vehicle and serious personal injury to Plaintiff.”
The suit also names the Jeep’s owner and the Ford Motor Company as defendants. It alleges the Jeep’s owner didn’t maintain it properly and that the plaintiff’s airbag and seatbelt in his 2007 Ford Taurs didn’t deploy properly.
Eckerman suffered serious injuries and has incurred medical bills that exceed $730,000, the suit states.