The-Dream is facing a lawsuit from the victim in a car crash – for which the singer wasn’t even present. reports that Elaine Nowells filed a suit in Georgia, claiming that one of The-Dream’s record label employees, Patrick Thrall, ran a red light at an intersection, striking Nowells’ vehicle in the process.

Nowells claims she broke her back in the accident, and has suffered mental and physical pain as a result.

In the suit, Nowells claims that Thrall was distracted by his GPS, but has added The-Dream and his company as defendants as well, because Thrall was acting in his line of work while driving.

The-Dream responded to the suit, sending the following email to TMZ:

“Pat Thrall Is NOT an EMPLOYEE of Radiokilla Records, IDJ, or any of its affiliate companies. He is an independent contractor (engineer) who was on the way to his hotel when the accident occurred. We are sorry to hear about her injuries and we hope she gets better.”

The-Dream added, “We are almost certain that her attorneys put pressure on her to file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, that’s the NEW American Dream. Can’t win in life, sue someone who can.”

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