Saturday, 14 February 2015

Police: Whitney Houston's daughter was in traffic wreck

Atlanta — Whitney Houston's daughter was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people days before she was found face-down in a bathtub, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press.

Bobbi Kristina Brown lost control of her Jeep Liberty when a tire blew out on Jan. 27, crossing into oncoming traffic and colliding with another vehicle. Police in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell described "extensive damage" to both vehicles. Brown's passenger and the other car's driver were hospitalized. Brown blamed tire failure, and officers found a nail in the Jeep's blown-out right rear tire, the incident report says.

Brown's family said she's been "fighting for her life" since she was found in her bathtub four days later, face-down and unresponsive. A police investigation is ongoing and few details on her condition have been released.

It wasn't the first time police have been called to the townhouse in adjacent Alpharetta, Georgia, where Brown has lived with her partner, Nick Gordon. Brown frequently referred to Gordon as her husband, but a lawyer for her father, singer Bobby Brown, said they never married.

The AP requested records from the Roswell Police Department, the agency that responded to the Jan. 31 call, for any previous contact with Brown or Gordon.

On Jan. 23, a security guard at their gated community called police reporting a fight at Brown's address. The guard said a neighbor reported people "hitting each other and swinging" outside the townhome. The guard did not describe the people involved, and no one was there when officers arrived.

Gordon summoned 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.

Last month's crash also wasn't Brown's first car wreck. 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 in that crash.

Gordon has also been cited for driving infractions.

- AP

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