Arnold Schwarzenegger is being sued by a woman who claimed she was left “permanently disabled” when they collided in a car crash earlier this year.
The Terminator star was hit with the lawsuit on Wednesday for his alleged reckless driving on Sunset Boulevard and Allenford Avenue on January 21, 2023
He is accused of “negligently, willfully, unlawfully, wrongfully and recklessly” crashing his GMC Yukon into the plaintiff’s car.
The plaintiff, Cheryl Augustine, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The lawsuit, seen by Radaronlinealleged that Augustine suffered “injury to her body and shock and injury to her nervous system and person, all of which have caused and continues to cause plaintiff great physical and nervous pain.”
Schwarzenegger’s representatives have been contacted for comment.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was hit with the lawsuit on Wednesday for his alleged reckless driving on Sunset Boulevard and Allenford Avenue on January 21, 2023
Schwarzenegger is seen next to his SUV after a crash in January this year. Today a lawsuit was filed against him by plaintiff Cheryl Augustine
The former governor, 76, was driving his GMC Yukon SUV and was about to turn onto busy Sunset Boulevard, about a half-mile from his Brentwood home, when he crashed into a red Toyota Prius at 4:35 p.m.
DailyMail.com previously reported that Schwarzenegger was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles in January. Four vehicles were involved and his huge black SUV sat on top of another car, causing another driver to suffer head injuries.
The former governor, 76, was driving his GMC Yukon SUV and was about to turn onto busy Sunset Boulevard, about a half-mile from his Brentwood home, when he crashed into a red Toyota Prius on Jan. 21 at 4:35 p.m. . .
The Prius is said to have made a U-turn in the road when the collision occurred.
The impact of the crash was so severe that the Prius’ airbags deployed as a result of the collision, as did those in Schwarzenegger’s vehicle.
Schwarzenegger’s SUV then began rolling into a white Porsche Taycan that was directly behind Schwarzenegger’s.
The police have launched an extensive investigation into how the accident could have happened.
Plaintiff Augustinus claims in the lawsuit that the accident prevented her from working. She is suing for “general damages,” including all medical and incidental expenses and loss of income.
Schwarzenegger’s huge black SUV sat on top of a Prius, causing another driver to suffer head injuries
Police told TMZ at the time of the crash that Schwarzenegger was making a left turn while the left turn arrow was still red. He was not ticketed by the police and was not injured in the crash.
Concerned about the injured woman, he checked on her and spoke to police officers and firefighters who quickly arrived on the scene.
Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to DailyMail.com that no arrests have been made and that the crash did not appear to involve any form of drunk driving.
‘It is not suspected that alcohol or drugs played a role in this collision. All parties remained on site. “No further information will be released,” police said in a statement.
Images posted to social media showed the passenger side tire of Schwarzenegger’s SUV stuck firmly on the hood of the Prius, breaking the headlights and sending debris onto the road.
The female driver was injured in the accident and was found to be bleeding profusely from her head. She was taken to hospital by ambulance.
It is not clear whether this woman is the plaintiff in the lawsuit.
Schwarzenegger’s friend Jake Steinfeld was in the car at the time of the crash and was seen in some photos taken shortly after the collision.
In the photo: Arnold Schwarzenegger is being sued by a cyclist he accidentally hit with his car in LA in February (photo)
This new lawsuit comes a week after Schwarzenegger was sued by a cyclist he accidentally hit with his car in LA in February.
He was riding through town when a cyclist “suddenly swerved into his lane and made contact” with his car before he had a chance to slow down, TMZ reported at the time.
According to the lawsuit obtained by the outlet, a woman named Joanne Flickinger claims she was the cyclist who collided with the star’s SUV in West LA.
Flickinger claims Arnold was “driving at too high a speed and was not keeping a close eye” and claims the collision caused her serious injuries.
The cyclist was taken to hospital after the crash, while the star took the bike to a shop for repairs.
The actor spoke to a group of police officers who asked for more details about the accident.