Home Videos Photos Shop
PerezHilton CocoPerez Selena Gomez Kim K. Taylor Swift Demi PerezTV

All tag results for jeep

Anton Yelchin's Family Settles Lawsuit Over Fatal Jeep Accident

no title

Hopefully this will give them some closure…

As we reported in June 2016, Anton Yelchin died from blunt traumatic asphyxia after he was pinned against a security gate with his own Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Related: Mexican Singer Shot And Killed In Chicago

According to authorities, the Star Trek actor thought his car was parked when it was actually in neutral, as it rolled down his driveway and struck him. Although a recall notice went out on May 14, 2016 addressing the aforementioned problem, Yelchin had not gotten his car fixed yet.

On Tuesday, per TMZ, the thespian's family settled their lawsuit with auto company Fiat Chrysler, though the details are confidential.

Months after the tragedy, the dealership said the accident was caused by Anton's "misuse, misapplication or damage" of the vehicle.

R.I.P.

[Image via Dominic Chan/WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comment Here

Car Dealership Blames Anton Yelchin For His Own Death In Response To Wrongful Death Lawsuit!

Our thoughts continue to be with Anton's family during this difficult time.

Wow. The AutoNation Chrysler dealership is firing back after Anton Yelchin's parents, Viktor and Irina, filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the tragic accident which took the actor's life too soon.

You might remember the Star Trek star was found dead in June after his 2015 Jeep Cherokee rolled backwards down his steep driveway and pinned him against the gate of his Studio City home.

Related: Robin Williams' Widow Shares Heartbreaking Details Of His Final Days

Well, the Valencia car dealership has filed its own response to the lawsuit, and blames the late 27-year-old for his own death due to

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off

Anton Yelchin's Parents Announce Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler In Emotional Press Conference

Filed under: Legal MattersR.I.P.Sad Sad

Anton Yelchin's parents take action.

On Tuesday, Anton Yelchin's parents, Viktor and Irina, officially filed their lawsuit seeking punitive damages for the wrongful death of their son.

As we previously reported, the late actor's parents were planning to sue Fiat Chrysler, ZF North America, and AutoNation because of a faulty e-stick, which they believe led Anton left in park and yet his Jeep Cherokee did roll back and crush him against his security gate.

Related: Anton's Parents Move To Control Their Late Son's Estate

And according to TMZ, legal docs say that the Star Trek Beyond star DID suffer before passing:

"Anton Yelchin was crushed and lingered alive for some time, trapped and suffocating until his death."

In today's emotional press conference, Viktor and Irina expressed their grief over their loss, with the 27-year-old's dad sharing through tears:

"In spite of our grief we decided to come here to prevent other families for the same tragedy. Anton was our only son and he was a remarkable human being very modest, very simple, very honest, generous, loving. It is wrong, it is against nature when the parents bury their own child."

Gary Dordick, the family's attorney, also explained:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off

Anton Yelchin's Parents To File Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Tragic Jeep Accident

Anton Yelchin's parents are seeking action.

We can't imagine what Anton Yelchin's parents have been going through since the death of their son back in June.

The Star Trek Beyond actor passed away when his 2015 Jeep Cherokee rolled backwards, leaving him pinned against his security gate. In the aftermath of his death, it was revealed the specific model was part of a voluntary recall because of a flaw with the e-stick which caused drivers to unintentionally leave their cars in neutral instead of parked.

Related: Star Trek Cast & Crew Hold Minute Of Silence For Anton

A class action suit was then filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the company which owns Jeep.

Well on Monday, TMZ reported the 27-year-old's parents, Irina and Viktor Yelchin, have hired a lawyer and are planning to file a lawsuit against the corporation for punitive damages in "the wrongful death of their son due to significant defects."

They're also looking to sue ZF North America, which manufactured the vehicle, and AutoNation, where Anton seemingly bought his car from.

We'll keep you update with any news of a forthcoming suit.

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off

Jeep Owners Fear Safety After Anton Yelchin's Tragic Freak Accident

Filed under: Legal MattersSad SadScary!

Anton Yelchin

Ugh, scary!

In the wake of Anton Yelchin's tragic death, fellow Jeep owners are frantically trying to make sure the same freak accident doesn't happen to them.

To catch you up, the 27-year-old actor was found Sunday pinned between his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and the gate of his Studio City home after the vehicle rolled backward down the steep driveway. This model has been recalled numerous times for a flawed gear design that makes it difficult to tell if your SUV is in neutral or park. So tragic.

Related: Star Trek Beyond's Cannes Event Cancelled Following Anton's Tragic Passing

Just one problem… dealerships around the country don't have the equipment or the four-hour software to fix the gear shifter! And the ones that do are backed up with wait lists of over 60 cars. Wow!

In the meantime, TMZ reports service employees are giving owners tutorials to hopefully avoid the highly dangerous problem.

This makes us so nervous!!!

[Image via Jeep/WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off

Anton Yelchin's Official Cause Of Death Revealed

Filed under: R.I.P.Sad SadScary!

Anton Yelchin

The death of talented actor Anton Yelchin has officially been ruled accidental.

As you know, the 27-year-old was found Sunday pinned between his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the gate of his Studio City home after the car rolled backward down the steep driveway. So tragic.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office now officially confirms the Star Trek star died of accidental "blunt traumatic asphyxia," People reports.

Related: Lindsay Lohan Blames 'Hollywood' For Anton's Tragic Death

An LAPD spokesperson also confirms Yelchin's Jeep is the same model that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled in April for its gearshift design that makes it difficult to tell what gear the vehicle is in, explaining:

"We are looking into that. The investigation is still ongoing and the traffic detectives will look at all of those factors as they would in any traffic collision investigation. So, at this time we're not sure what caused it, but that's something investigators are looking at."

The investigation into the exact circumstances of Anton's death is ongoing, and it will be about 6-8 weeks until toxicology results are expected to be available.

What a devastating freak accident. We'll keep you posted as we learn more.

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off

Sadly, Anton Yelchin Wasn't The First — All These Celebrities Died Under Bizarre Circumstances…

Filed under: R.I.P.Sad SadScary!CrazzzzyGIFs

no title

We lost an amazing talent when Anton Yelchin died on Sunday.

At 27, the actor was already a veteran, having starred in films like Hearts In Atlantis, Charlie Bartlett, Fright Night, Alpha Dog, and of course as Chekhov in 2009's rebooted Star Trek franchise.

But the way he died so young, killed by his own parked Jeep as it rolled down his driveway? Even more tragic.

Unfortunately, Anton isn't the only massive talent whose potential we'll never see realized because of fate's cruel hand…

CLICK HERE to view "Celebs Who Died Under Bizarre Circumstances!"

CLICK HERE to view "Celebs Who Died Under Bizarre Circumstances!"

CLICK HERE to view "Celebs Who Died Under Bizarre Circumstances!"

CLICK HERE to view "Celebs Who Died Under Bizarre Circumstances!"

CLICK HERE to view "Celebs Who Died Under Bizarre Circumstances!"

Tags: , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off