Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna may have survived the initial impact during their January 26th helicopter crash, according to the wrongful death suit filed by Vanessa Bryant.
Vanessa, who is suing the owner of the helicopter, and her surviving daughters are listed as the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which makes a shocking claim that Kobe and Gianna suffered “pain and anguish” in the time between the initial crash and when they were killed.
The complaint says Vanessa and her daughters are seeking “damages (Kobe or Gianna) may have suffered between the time of injury and the time of death and for the recovery of which the deceased might have maintained an action had death not ensued including, but not limited to, mental anguish, physical disability, conscious pain and suffering, pre-impact terror, disfigurement, and further considering the aggravating circumstances attendant upon the fatal injury.”
Those “aggravating circumstances” include “wanton, wilful callous, reckless and depraved conduct” by the defendants.
Vanessa is seeking these punitive damages “to deter future wrongdoing in that the acts and omissions of defendant has manifested such reckless and complete indifference to and a conscious disregard for the safety of others”.
More details are expected to be released in the coming weeks when the final autopsy report is released, but even then it will be extremely hard to determine if any of the 9 passengers had survived the initial impact.
A spokesperson for the Medical Examiner told The Sun that they “highly doubt the report would mention anything like (whether any victims survived the crash).’
The NTSB described the crash as a “high-energy impact crash,” with the cause of death for all nine passengers determined to be blunt force trauma.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.