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Succession Star Alan Ruck Crashes His Rivian Into a Hollywood Restaurant

A bizarre multi-car accident took place in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Halloween night. The driver of a Rivian R1T smashed into several cars and crashed into the wall of a pizza restaurant. Later on, it surfaced that actor Alan Ruck was the one driving the electric pickup truck.
Actor Alan Ruck hit a restaurant wall with his Rivian 13 photos
Photo: OSV_405 | YouTube
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Social media is full of photos and videos from the crash scene that took place at the intersection of La Brea Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard on Tuesday night at around 09:00 p.m. According to witnesses, the Rivian was traveling at high speed just before the crash.

The driver reportedly accelerated from a standstill, pushed a car into the intersection, t-boned another one, hit a parked car, and then violently smashed into the building. Photos from the scene show that the Rivian remained stuck in a bathroom wall.

Authorities are still investigating the crash and have not disclosed any possible cause of the incident yet. The event is surrounded by speculations. A possible medical issue of the driver, a technical malfunction, a software glitch, or road rage are some of the variants social media users have come up with in the comments of the posts from the crash scene.

Two people were injured and admitted to hospitals in the area, and they are reportedly doing fine right now. But there is no information whether they were traveling in one of the other vehicles that were involved in the accident or they were inside the restaurant that the Rivian hit. There were no pedestrians injured.

Actor Alan Ruck hit a restaurant wall with his Rivian
Photo: OSV_405 | YouTube

When life imitates art

One thing is for sure, though. None of the two people injured was the driver of the Rivian. Sources claim that the actor who was driving the R1T was seen talking on the phone immediately after the crash and he remained at the scene to tell the police his side of the story. There was no indication that he was driving under the influence, sources told TMZ.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to prevent a fire from the EV's battery pack. The Rivian had to be towed out of the wall. Authorities claim that the restaurant building might have sustained structural damage. And it would not come as a surprise, considering the weight of the electric pickup truck of over 7,100 pounds (3,220 kilograms). The vehicle looks like a write-off, as it has the entire front end is in pieces.

Ruck starred on HBO’s Succession as Connor Roy and was nominated for Outstanding Support Actor in a Drama Series at this year’s Emmy Awards.

He is also known for Ruck playing Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, where he crashes his father’s Ferrari. He also appeared on 145 episodes of the ABC comedy Spin City, playing Stuart Bondek.

This is not the first Rivian R1T crashed

With all the hype surrounding the crash caused by Alan Ruck, people took to social media to say that Alan's electric pickup truck was the first Rivian R1T crashed. That could not be further from the truth.

Back in September 2022, a low-mileage pickup truck ended up on the salvage car market with major front and right side damage. The odometer of the model sadly showed only 200 miles (340 kilometers) after a short and intense life on the road.

Actually, the first Rivian to be involved in a crash smashed into a parked Mercedes-Benz S-Classs in September 2021, just one week after the first production trucks left the assembly line.

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