R&B star BRANDY is all set to start 2008 on a high if new police reports suggesting she was not to blame for a 2006 fatal traffic accident come to fruition. The singer has spent the past year in the spotlight following the December, 2006 traffic accident, which left one woman dead – but no charges have been brought against her. And now it seems the reason why potential vehicular manslaughter charges have been delayed is because the evidence suggests the dead motorist may have been at fault. A California Highway Patrol insider tells TMZ.com that Brandy may have been the victim of a bad driver.
Reports suggest the dead woman, Awatef Aboudihai, struck the car in front of her before Brandy made any contact with her vehicle. The source suggests Aboudihai was driving too close to the car in front of her and when she slammed on her brakes, Brandy could not avoid a collision.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Coroner spokesperson Capt. Ed Winter tells the website that toxicology reports show Aboudihaj had “slight traces” of marijuana in her system at the time of the crash. The City Attorney has until Friday (28Dec07) to decide whether or not to file criminal charges against Brandy.
UPDATE: It’s official, Brandy is now a free woman.