Jalen Carter Car Accident, Death – A woman who suffered major injuries in the vehicle accident in January that claimed the lives of Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and an athletics staff member has filed a lawsuit for damages against the school’s sports organization as well as former Bulldogs defensive tackle Jalen Carter. Victoria S. Bowles was sitting in the backseat of the rented Ford Expedition driven by fellow UGA recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy, who died in the incident on January 15 along with Willock while racing Carter at more than 104 mph following the Bulldogs’ celebration of winning the College Football Playoff title.
Willock and LeCroy were racing Carter after the celebration of the Bulldogs winning the College Football Playoff championship. Willock was racing Carter at more than 104 mph. The complaint that Bowles filed against the UGA Athletics organization on Wednesday in the Gwinnett County State Court accuses the organization of negligent entrustment of LeCroy and alleges that the association knew that she had at least two “super speeder” violations among her four speeding tickets previous to the incident. The action was filed in response to the fact that the association was aware that LeCroy had received four speeding tickets.
According to the complaint, Bowles was left with a number of catastrophic injuries as a result of the accident. These injuries included a spinal cord damage, fractures to the lumbar region and ribs, and cuts to the kidney and liver. In addition to that, she suffered from significant eye discomfort and a closed head injury that caused neurological impairment. Warren McClendon, a former offensive lineman for the Georgia Bulldogs, was also a passenger in the vehicle that crashed. He had some quite minor wounds.
In the legal action, which names LeCroy’s estate as a defendant, the plaintiff is seeking at least $171 595 in general damages in addition to any punitive damages that may be awarded. It asserts that the athletic organization, LeCroy, and Carter were negligent in their handling of the situation to varied degrees. In spite of the fact that it has shown Bowles support during her recuperation, the sports association has issued a statement indicating that it disagrees with her legal claims and would “vigorously” defend itself in court. The statement continued by saying that staff members were only permitted to use rented automobiles for recruitment reasons, and that they were not permitted to utilize the vehicles for their own personal use on the night of the collision or at any other time.
According to the additional information included in the statement, “Recruiting staff were under no circumstances authorized to use rental cars to drive at excessive speeds while intoxicated.” Rob Buck, one of Bowles’ attorneys, issued a statement in which he claimed that she is “deeply saddened” by the deaths of Willock and LeCroy and expressed gratitude for the care she has received throughout her rehabilitation. Buck was quoted as saying that Bowles is “deeply saddened” by the deaths of Willock and LeCroy.
“Tory is disappointed that the Association and its insurers have forced her to resort to litigation to address her life altering injuries,” the statement continued to say. Carter, who was picked ninth overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL draft in April, pleaded no guilty to misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and racing in March and was sentenced to 12 months of probation and a $1,000 fine for his offenses. He was also placed on probation for racing. In the complaint that Bowles filed against LeCroy and him, Bowles claims them of “engaging in a grossly negligent joint enterprise-tandem driving/street racing.” There was no quick success in contacting a Carter representative who was available for comment.