Bruce Jenner Releases Statement About Deadly Car Crash That Is Both Poignant & Touching
Over the weekend, while everyone was preparing for the Grammys, the Kardashian-Jenner family was dealing with a lot more than just who was wearing what to the award ceremony. Bruce Jenner was involved in a deadly car crash on Saturday that took the life of at least one person — not Jenner himself, but a fellow driver that he rear-ended. The Kardashian Klan patriarch emerged unharmed from the crash, although, according to US Weekly, it's being reported that Jenner might have been to blame in the incident. Now Jenner has released a statement about the crash that might not clear up any details about the situation, but certainly gives an insight into his feelings at this time.
"My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident. It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible," read the statement given to Us Weekly. Jenner has already been incredibly cooperative with the officers investigating the incident, answering questions from the police and reportedly volunteering to be tested for alcohol in his blood following the crash.
How at fault Jenner is for the accident still remains to be seen, but it's at least a relief that he is cooperating to the full extent of the law. It's equally nice that he would take the time to express his sympathy for the families of those involved, especially since he made a point of saying that he couldn't even begin to imagine what they were going through. Sympathizing with them without pretending he has any frame of reference for how they might be feeling was a touching and self-aware move from Jenner.
While we wait for further details about the crash to come to light, here's hoping that Jenner will do what he can to help the families affected by the incident and to help the police do all they can to get justice for them. Regardless of how this all plays out, he owes that much to the woman whose life was lost in the crash, to the family that misses her, and to himself as a citizen who would want the exact same justice done if it had been him who was affected the most in this situation.