Arnold Schwarzenegger Countersues Cyclist in Lawsuit Over SUV-Bicycle Crash

LOS ANGELES, CA – Two months ago, Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a bicycle crash on San Vicente Boulevard in west Los Angeles. The collision occurred when Schwarzenegger was driving his SUV and allegedly hit cyclist Joanne Flickinger. While Schwarzenegger does not dispute hitting the cyclist, he is now demanding the dismissal of the lawsuit filed against him.

According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Schwarzenegger denies all allegations of wrongdoing and shifts the blame onto Flickinger. He asserts that her “carelessness and negligence” were contributing factors to the injuries and damages. Schwarzenegger further requests the court to dismiss the entire lawsuit and award him the court costs.

The 76-year-old actor argues that Flickinger’s alleged carelessness and negligence should eliminate any possibility of recovery on her part. He also claims that any injuries she suffered were caused by third parties outside of his control.

Schwarzenegger’s legal response proposes that, if found liable, the court should reduce liability based on the percentage of fault attributable to Flickinger and other involved parties. He contends that liability for non-economic damages should be several only, not joint, making the defendants responsible only for the amount of non-economic damages.

While the exact amount sought by Flickinger in damages is not clear, previous reports indicated a figure exceeding $25,000. This amount is intended to cover various elements such as past and future pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of earnings, medical expenses, and more.

This legal dispute marks the second traffic incident involving Schwarzenegger in the past year. He is also facing a lawsuit from Cheryl Augustine, who claims to be permanently disabled following a crash with Schwarzenegger in January 2023.

Schwarzenegger, a cycling enthusiast, has expressed his aspiration to “bicycle all over the world” and has been observed riding alongside climate activist Greta Thunberg in Santa Monica, as well as in the company of various political dignitaries.

In January of this year, Schwarzenegger made headlines by repairing potholes on a neighborhood street. He took to social media to share his efforts, stating, “I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it.”

In conclusion, Arnold Schwarzenegger is demanding the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him regarding a bicycle crash in west Los Angeles. He denies all allegations of wrongdoing and shifts the blame onto the cyclist. This marks the second traffic incident involving Schwarzenegger in the past year, as he is also facing another lawsuit.