Driver sues Bobbi Kristina Brown, citing car wreck injuries

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A Georgia motorist badly injured in a January car wreck is suing Bobbi Kristina Brown, who has been in hospice care since last week.

The lawsuit, filed by Russell J. Eckerman of Marietta, says Brown was driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty that collided with his Ford Taurus in north Fulton County on Jan 27.

"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."

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The suit is brought against Brown by and through her guardians, her father Bobby Brown and aunt Pat Houston and her conservator, Bedelia Hargrove.

The lawsuit also names the Jeep’s owner and the Ford Motor Company as defendants, alleging the Jeep’s owner didn’t maintain it properly and claiming that the plaintiff’s airbag and seatbelt didn’t deploy properly.

As a result of the collision, Eckerman suffered serious injuries and has incurred medical bills exceeding $730,000, the suit states.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston, was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31 and has been hospitalized ever since.