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'Goldbergs' Star

Horrific Car Crash

Eyes Allegedly Off the Road

11/13/2013 10:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"The Goldbergs" star Hayley Orrantia put a 23-year-old man in ICU with a brain injury recently after T-boning his car at a high speed -- allegedly while taking her eyes off the road.

19-year-old Orrantia had been filming all night on Sept. 28, the day of the accident.  The other driver's family says she ran a red light while checking the GPS on her phone, and then plowed into Ryan Houghton's car.

We're told Houghton was rushed to a nearby hospital with multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, and remained in the ICU for a week. He is now in a rehab facility.

Houghton's family is currently soliciting donations online to help pay his medical bills.

Drugs and alcohol are believed NOT to have been factors in the crash. Law enforcement sources tell us Hayley was cited for running a red light.

Orrantia's lawyer tells TMZ, "The Police record will speak for itself, Hayley was not touching the GPS when she was driving and the allegations are coming from people who were not in the vehicle nor present at the scene at the time."

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JDC    

Talking her eyes off the road?

347 days ago
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Dead@27    

Any cell phone use by drivers...
- talking, texting, GPS-ing -
should be the same as a DUI.

347 days ago
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billy pootons    

talking her eyes?!?!?... what a talent... in addition to being attractive... too bad she cant drive, hope th other guy will have a full recovery

347 days ago
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devil's advocate    

It's a tragic story, but, I want to know how the victims family know that she was checking her GPS? She may have not been looking at her phone, but for them to know what she was looking at on her phone is ridiculous. If they made that statement on their own, I would have to question their credibility if it was them saying she ran a red light, even if they were in the car with the victim.

347 days ago
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Livvie    

Does it matter if she wasn't touching the GPS? Looking and touching are not the same thing, she still caused the accident.

347 days ago
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DumbingDown    

"Soliciting donations online?" Did she not have car insurance?

347 days ago
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billybob    

Eyes off the road? I would say, eyes on the road after that crash.

347 days ago
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buggaz    

She looks really good, but I think she may be heading on the road to be ho' in the future

347 days ago
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Abe    

Lock her up and throw away the key. It's the only way to teach people anything. PUT HER AWAY FOR LIFE.

347 days ago
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Abe    

It takes all night to film "The Goldbergs?" HA HA HA HA That show is so bad it should be shot in 36 minutes.

347 days ago
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Carl    

So is the lawyer suggesting it better that she ran a red light and hit a car while actually looking at the road? And why the hell is he having to solicit donations? The very least this woman could do is pay the medical bills. It might even earn her a little goodwill.

347 days ago
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damienevil    

she better hope the show lasts a long time..she will be paying out the ass for a long time

347 days ago
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Hammer    

I'm guessing she fighting it since neither insurance will pick up his bills. If she was at fault and has any conscience, she should pick up the tab since she has the cash now given neither had insurance

347 days ago
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Jeannie    

accidents happen but to be honest if family dont go after her maybe she can step up and help with the financial burden for the family..

347 days ago
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8765309    

What a f*ing a**h*le. I hope her career tanks along with the rest of her life.

347 days ago
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