The Hollywood star crashes his Rivian R1T into several cars before crashing into a pizza parlor (updated)
Actor Alan Ruck, known for “Succession” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” appears to have lost control of the electric truck, causing it to head into a Hollywood pizzeria.
November 2, 2023 at 11:47
to update: According to reports, the Rivian vehicle involved in the Halloween night crash in Hollywood was driven by 67-year-old actor Alan Ruck, widely known for his roles in the films “Succession” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Tim Ratcliffe, who owns several restaurants located near Ruffalo’s Pizzeria, where the accident occurred, told local news station KTLA that he quickly rushed to Rack’s aid. He noted that the actor’s primary concern seems to be the well-being of others and not his own well-being.
“I asked him: Are you okay?” The first thing out of his mouth was: Is everyone (others) okay? I think I hit someone. Ratcliffe told the news station: Is he okay? According to the eyewitness, the actor seemed unsure about the cause of the accident.
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The driver of a Rivian R1T rammed his electric truck into several vehicles and then crashed straight into the wall of a pizzeria in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Tuesday night. Authorities are still working to understand exactly what happened, but online commenters have all kinds of theories. At least one person is in the hospital and authorities say the building may have structural damage.
Surveillance video from the scene, which was shared on social media, appears to show Rivian accelerating from a standstill just before the accident. It pushes one vehicle into the intersection, hits the rear quarter of the second, and then hits the building. Photographs taken afterward reveal that she ended up in the bathroom inside the pizzeria.
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The authorities have not yet revealed the exact cause of the accident, leaving room for many possibilities. Some type of medical emergency could be to blame. On the other hand, it is also possible that a software glitch has resulted in unintended acceleration. And somewhere in the middle lies the possibility that the driver accidentally pressed the wrong pedals in a moment of panic, leading to the entire accident.
At least one person, a 32-year-old man, was taken to hospital but police have not identified that person. As for the building, Ralallo’s Pizza, it probably did worse than R1T.
The resulting force of such a large mass (more than 7,100 pounds or 3,220 kg) transmitted at high speed to the structure has authorities concerned that the building’s integrity may be compromised. The fire department’s Urban Search and Rescue team is assessing damage there, according to KTLA. As this story develops, we will provide you with updates.
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