How Awful : Brandy Killed Someone By Accident** UPDATE**

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    'America's Got Talent' judge Brandy was involved in a fatal accident in

    December and reports reveal it was her fault!


    Per TMZ:
    'It happened at 10:30 AM on December 30, 2006 on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Brandy was driving her 2007 Land Rover at 65 mph and did not notice that cars in front of her had slowed considerably. We're told Brandy's vehicle struck a 2005 Toyota. The Toyota then hit a 1989 Toyota. The 2005 Toyota then slid sideways and hit the center divider. As the 2005 Toyota came to a halt, it was struck by a 1988 Acura. We're told the driver of the 2005 Toyota was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition and she died.'


    STATEMENT: BRANDY'S REP TO TMZ​

    Brandy was involved in a car accident December 30, 2006 in Los Angeles where there was a fatality. She wishes to publicly express her condolences to the family of the deceased. Brandy asks that you respect the privacy of everyone involved at this time.​

    -- Courtney Barnes (Publicist for Brandy)​
     
  2. Wow...my heart goes to the family of the deceased anf Brandy. Weird, I didn't hear anything about it on the news.
     
  3. how awful for everyone involved ...
     
  4. aawww poor girl... i hope her family's well and brandy recovered from this shock. this must be a terrible feeling for both sides :crybaby:
     
  5. It is unfortuante, but she should have been responsible enough to pay attention to what was going on in front of her while driving down the expressway. THERE IS NO EXCUSE!!!!

    I don't know about respecting her privacy in all of this, just b/c someone is FAMOUS doesn't call for shall I say, "special treatment".

    I'm sorry, it is very unforuante don't get me wrong, but I could NEVER deal with knowing I was responsible for ENDING SOMEONE ELSES LIFE DUE TO MY NEGLIGENCE!!!!

    Wow, I'm shocked it is just coming out now!!!
     
  6. Very unfortunate for all parties involved. I can't believe it took that long for the story to leak out.
     
  7. I wonder if she was talking on the phone.
     
  8. oh thats horrible! :sad:
     
  9. Oh wow, that's awful.
     
  10. So sorry to hear this.
     
  11. A little bit more info

    According to California Highway Patrol Officer Leland Tang, the former Moesha star, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, was driving in the slow lane of the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles at a speed of 65 mph. The cars in front of her, however, had slowed considerably.

    Whether the 28-year-old failed to notice the reduction in speed or whether her Land Rover suffered a malfunction is still being investigated by authorities. Whatever the case may have been, the star crashed into the vehicle in front of her, a 2005 Toyota Corolla, being driven by 38-year-old Los Angeles woman Awatef Aboudihaj.

    That crash set off the resulting smashes: Aboudihaj subsequently hit a 1989 Toyota Tercel driven by 82-year-old Donald Lite, a collision that caused Aboudihaj's car to slide sideways, careen into the freeway's center divider and bounce back to a stop in a different lane.

    It was at that time, and in that lane, that a fourth car, driven by 50-year-old Mallory Ham, broadsided Aboudihaj's vehicle.
    While Ham suffered moderate injuries, Aboudihaj was found in critical condition and quickly taken to the Holy Cross Hospital in nearby Mission Hills, where, per Tang, she was treated for multiple pelvic fractures. She passed away the following evening, with her cause of death listed as major blunt force trauma.

    Brandy, who was neither arrested following the incident nor found in possession of drugs or alcohol, today acknowledged the fatal accident and issued a statement through her publicist, Courtney Barnes.

    "She wishes to publicly express her condolences to the family of the deceased," Barnes said. "Brandy asks that you respect the privacy of everyone involved at this time."

    The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the incident, first reported by TMZ, and is in the process of performing an evaluation on the singer's vehicle to determine whether any mechanical defects caused or contributed to the accident.
    Tang said that upon completion of the tests, the CHP would reevaluate their initial investigation to determine whether there was any negligence on Brandy's part.
     
  12. I so agree with you! But I agree, how can you not noticed that cars in front of you are slowing down!?
     
  13. I feel bad for the person who was killed & their family. won't she get jail time? correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't that involuntary manslaughter?
     
  14. Ditto!
     

  15. It is..:yes: but we will see how things play out..