“Succession” actor Alan Ruck sued over multicar Hollywood crash

The actor allegedly damaged three vehicles before plowing his own into a pizzeria.

<p>Jon Kopaloff/Getty</p> Alan Ruck

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Alan Ruck

Alan Ruck's involvement in a car crash on Halloween night could come back to haunt him.

The Succession and Ferris Bueller's Day Off actor was hit with a lawsuit Thursday accusing him of negligence and causing a multicar accident in Hollywood that left a fellow motorist, plaintiff Horacio Vela, suffering "severe injuries and damages."

In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and reviewed by EW, Vela alleges that Ruck "abruptly and forcefully accelerated his vehicle," a Rivian R1T electric truck, while stopped at a red light at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue around 9 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Ruck's truck struck the bumper of Vela's Hyundai Elantra, the complaint says, propelling the car into another vehicle in the intersection, while the truck went on to hit yet another vehicle before smashing into a nearby pizzeria. Vela says he was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in an ambulance, and his car was towed from the scene and deemed a "total loss."

Representatives for Ruck didn't immediately respond to EW's request for comment.

In a statement provided to EW, Vela's attorney, Neama Rahmani, called out Ruck's insurance company for not sorting out the matter.

"Accidents happen," Rahmani said. "That's what insurance is for. But Alan Ruck's insurance company, State Farm, has refused to accept responsibility for the crash. Even worse, Ruck's State Farm adjuster has ghosted us for weeks despite repeated calls and letters seeking to work out an amicable settlement."

Rahmani added, "In this case, multiple people were hit, and a business was damaged. We believe Ruck is responsible for the damages, but because Ruck chose to get insurance through State Farm and State Farm isn't taking care of their insured, we had to file a lawsuit to subpoena evidence and witnesses to prove our case. If State Farm finally accepts fault, we are happy to negotiate a settlement with them."

A State Farm spokesperson told EW that it was "premature to comment" on the lawsuit.

Ruck recently received an Emmy nomination for playing Connor Roy on Succession. He also famously portrayed Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which coincidentally features a prominent car crash at the climax of the movie.

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