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Garrett Hedlund Sued For Negligence Almost Two Years After Car Crash

Garrett Hedlund Sued For Negligence Almost Two Years After Car Crash

Garrett Hedlund is being sued almost two years following a car crash.

According to E!, the 37-year-old actor is facing a lawsuit of negligence from two women who say he was responsible for the collision.

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In the documents, the women, a mother Marina Venegas and her daughter, Jennifer Castillo, are suing Garrett to face responsibility for the crash that occurred in Los Angeles on Jan. 24, 2020.

In the suit, it alleges that Garrett had “passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle and ran a solid red-light at a high rate of speed” before colliding with their own car, a Nissan Sentra, which also contained two minor children.

As a result of the crash, the passengers in the car suffered “severe and permanent injuries” and had to be taken to the emergency room.

The two women claim that Garrett “knew he was drinking to the point of severe intoxication before getting behind the wheel of his Jeep, a large ad heavy Sport Utility Vehicle.”

“He also knew that it was illegal to drive while intoxicated. He also knew that if he were to drive his SUV while under the influence of alcohol, it was probable that he would lose control of the SUV and cause a collision with another motorist or pedestrian,” the lawsuit continues. “Despite this actual knowledge, Hedlund purposely drank excessively with the specific intention of getting drunk.”

The women also claim that he was “well past the legal limit of .08% blood alcohol concentration” and “could have taken a taxi or called a ride-share, but refused to do so.”

“Despite knowing he was unfit to drive, Hedlund started his SUV and began driving down a busy street on a busy Friday night during the time when roads were still crowded and traffic was moderate,” the lawsuit went on. “Asif the excessive drunkenness and speeding were not enough, Hedlund also began weaving in and out of his lane, speeding and passing vehicles.”

The suit also says that Garrett “attempted to leave the scene of the accident.”

At the time of the crash, Garrett was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in the incident.

He also entered a “30-day residential treatment program and a nine-month first-offender alcohol and drug education counseling program” and put on 36 months of probation and will be required to attend 30 AA meetings and do 100 hours of community service.

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