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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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46.

Peter Sc    

Women drivers!

251 days ago
47.

George    

Why do they need donations? I'm sure she had insurance and is liable for all damages. This is a popular TV show. So her salary has to be a good bit.

251 days ago
48.

geneo    

SHE's going to pay for this one cell phones root of eveil.

251 days ago
49.

Atshoppr    

One thing tha was never mentioned is that this happened in Temecula in very residential area. That's 2 hours away from the studios. If she was so tired why drive that far. I know the family and whe this happened her name was and still is held out of the local papers. She hangs out a lot with the Brewer Boys, who live hear. They have been performing together a lot after X factor. The family is not soliciting anything, local church's and his Scout troop where he was an Eagle Scout have gotten together to help. He has to learn to walk, talk and eat again. Very sad. But why was everything hidden for so long.

251 days ago
50.

what    

Woah, I knew she looked familiar. We went to the same school together lol, that's crazy.
Hope she's doing okay though.

212 days ago
51.

Marc    

She's taken full responsibility for running the light. She was exhausted after multiple 18 hour days. Kids her age, sadly, often don't realize how extremely dangerous it is to drive when on the verge of collapse.

The family has absolutely NO way to know if she was using her phone, as a GPS or for anything else. The victims families lawyer simply thinks that smearing her name in the press will force her to offer a huge settlement.

Unlike the courts, TMZ doesn't ask for evidence of these kinds of accusations. This ambulance chaser is hoping that threats against her reputation will endanger her career and convince her to settle.

148 days ago
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