An unfortunate accident resulted from a prank. While Brittany Lahm was driving, a backseat passenger untied her bikini top. Ms. Lahm was distracted and took her hands off the wheel briefly;
An appeals court has cleared her of culpability for the fatal crash in agreeing she faced an "unforeseen emergency" when a back-seat passenger untied her bikini top.
The July 2008 crash occurred on the New York Thruway.
Lahm and a group of friends were returning to Rockland County after a day at the shore. Brandon Berman, who allegedly pulled the bikini strings, was killed.
The Brooklyn Appellate Division upheld the conclusion of a Rockland jury, which found Lahm's bikini top problem constituted "a sudden and unforeseen emergency not of her own making."