By Ann Oldenburg
Reports are emerging that Bobbi Kristina Brown was in a car accident just four days before she was found in her bathtub unresponsive.
On Jan. 27, Brown, 21, was driving in Roswell, Ga., when her Jeep Liberty blew a tire and she lost control, causing her to cross into oncoming traffic and collide with another vehicle. Police found “extensive damage” to both vehicles, reports AP. Officers found a nail in the Jeep’s rear right tire, according to the incident report.
With Brown in her car was friend Danyela Da Silva Bradley, according to ABC News. Bradley and Russell Eckerman, the driver of the other car, a Ford Taurus, were hospitalized after the accident.
In a statement to ABC News, Russell’s mother, Bert Eckerman, said of the accident, “Russell is a great, caring son, and this was a terrible tragedy. He was on his way to work when he was met with this tragic incident. Please respect our privacy as we pray and wait for Russ to heal.”
The Eckerman’s lawyer, Alan Herman, added, “He has been hospitalized since the date of the occurrence and has been unable to speak. His medical condition as I understand it, is serious, but everyone is hopeful that he will recover and get back to being Russell.”
The accident is still under investigation and police would not comment further.
On Jan. 31, Brown was sent to the hospital after her friend Max Lomas and Nick Gordon, the man she called her husband but never legally wed, discovered her face-down in her bathtub.
Brown’s family said she’s been “fighting for her life” ever since. A police investigation is ongoing and few details on her condition have been released.
But this wasn’t Brown’s first car crash. Police in Alpharetta cited her in November 2012 for failing to maintain her lane after the black Chevrolet Camaro she was driving landed in a ditch. No injuries were reported.
Nor was this recent crash the only incident involving police.
On Jan. 23, a security guard at their gated community called police to report a fight outside Brown’s townhouse. The guard did not describe the people involved, and no one was there when officers arrived.
AP also reports that among previous police incidents, Gordon called Roswell police to the home on July 8, 2013, telling officers Brown was unresponsive after falling on the floor.
Gordon described it as a seizure, but Brown told police she had no history of medical conditions and had never had a seizure. The incident report says Brown was disoriented and was taken to a hospital. USA Today.com