Arnold Schwarzenegger is facing a lawsuit from a cyclist he accidentally collided with in his SUV earlier this year. Joanne Flickinger is claiming that Schwarzenegger’s “negligent” driving was responsible for the bike accident, resulting in substantial medical expenses. The lawsuit, as reviewed by The Times, alleges that on February 5, 2023, Schwarzenegger was driving at an excessive speed and failed to maintain a proper lookout on San Vicente Boulevard, leading to a collision with Flickinger that caused severe injuries. The suit also contends that Flickinger’s injuries are permanent.
The cyclist is pursuing damages exceeding $25,000, with the exact amount yet to be determined. These damages are intended to cover various aspects, including past and future pain and suffering, emotional distress, past and future loss of earnings, past and future loss of earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, past and future healthcare expenses, past and future incidental expenses, and past and future household services.
As of now, neither Schwarzenegger’s representatives nor Flickinger’s legal representation have responded to The Times’ request for comment.
TMZ initially reported the collision and shared photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger, aged 75, inside his GMC Yukon. According to law enforcement sources cited by the outlet, the woman made a left turn in front of Schwarzenegger’s SUV before he could brake, and he was not driving at an excessive speed. After the accident, the woman complained of pain, and Schwarzenegger apparently took Flickinger’s bicycle to a local bike shop for repairs, as reported by TMZ.
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