The car incident in 2022
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Cheryl Augustine claims she was driving near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Allenford Avenue in Los Angeles when she was struck by Mr Schwazenegger’s car.
The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, accuses the former governor of California, 76, of driving ‘wrongfully and recklessly’.
As a result, Ms Augustine claims she sustained ‘shock and injury to her nervous system’, and that her injuries ‘will result in some permanent disability’.
Details of the lawsuit
The lawsuit, also obtained by The Blast, claims the woman has been unable to work since the car crash and has ‘suffered out-of-pocket property damage, loss of use of her automobile, and incurred other out-of-pocket expenses in an amount not known.
She seeks damages
She is now seeking damages from the Terminator actor to cover her medical bills and property damage, among other items.
The incident at the centre of the lawsuit unfolded almost two years ago on 21 January 2022, when Mr Schwarzenegger was driving a Yukon SUV in the area around half a mile from his home.
TMZ reported that Mr Schwarzenegger’s SUV collided with a red Prius at around 4.35pm that afternoon.
How the car crash happened
Law enforcement sources told the outlet that the actor had gone to turn left before the left turn arrow on the traffic lights switched from red to green.
No arrests were made and police did not believe any alcohol or drugs were involved, ABC7 reported.
Images from the scene show the large vehicle resting on top of the smashed-up Prius bonnet; the SUV then rolled to the left onto a third vehicle, a Porsche Taycan.
Witnesses also claimed that they saw a woman with blood gushing from her head before she was taken to hospital, according to TMZ.