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Police Identify Possible Cause of Alan Ruck Pizzeria Car Crash

Police Identify Possible Cause of Alan Ruck Pizzeria Car Crash

Following a crash that resulted in Alan Ruck’s electric truck taking out the majority of a Hollywood pizza parlor, authorities are weighing in on what caused the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star’s accident. 

As previously reported, the accident happened at the intersection of Los Angeles’ La Brea Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Multiple sources showed that Alan Ruck’s truck rear-ended another vehicle before he lost control and crashed into the side of Raffallo’s Pizza Shop. Although four people were injured, none of them were life-threatening. Ruck also appeared to be fine following the crash, as he stood outside of his truck and made a phone call. 

Sources close to the situation told TMZ that authorities believe there was an electrical issue in Alan’s Rivian R1T truck. The actor reportedly told officers he didn’t know what caused the accident. There was also no evidence that he was under the influence, distracted, or otherwise impaired when the accident occurred. 

Multiple sources further reported that the electric vehicle was brand new when Ruck’s accident occurred. The truck features several systems such as Dual Motor, Performance Dual-Motor, and Quad-Motor. However, it remains unclear which system malfunctioned may have caused Ruck’s crash. 

Was Alan Ruck’s Crash a Result of the Actor Not Being Familiar With the Rivan R1T’s State-of-the-Art Design?

Meanwhile, the DailyMail reported that authorities originally thought Alan Ruck’s car crash was a result of the actor not being familiar with the Rivan R1T’s start-of-the-art design. 

According to that media outlet, Ruck had expressed his relief that no one was killed in the accident. But when he spoke to the authorities on the scene of the accident, he told them he didn’t know what caused the vehicle to crash into the building. 

The DailyMail noted that electric vehicles like the Rivian R1T are known to accelerate faster than traditional vehicles. The truck’s acceleration goes from 0-60 in three seconds. Authorities also believe that Ruck didn’t know how to fully operate the vehicle before driving it. This resulted in him losing control and crashing into the pizza shop. It appears that there wasn’t an indication that any part of the vehicle malfunctioned before the accident. 

The DailyMail pointed out the Rivian R1T has a total of between 230 and 400 miles on a full charge. This range depends on the size of the battery. The vehicle also has a hands-free mode, which is similar to the Tesla autopilot feature. The R1T is equipped with a camera that’s installed in the cab to ensure the driver is keeping their eyes on the road even when they take their hands off the steering wheel.