It seemed like just another jackass on a sports car driving and crashing it, but authorities were in for a surprise as soon as they start investigating. As the police checked on a sports car that slammed into a truck along the Bel-Air are of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, they found out it was 40-year-old furniture designer, Sami Hayek, the brother of popular actress Salma that was behind the wheel of that 2006 Ford GT that lost control.
Further investigations revealed that the sports car lost control, crossed into the west bound lanes of Sunset Boulevard before it finally crashed with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma. The Los Angeles Police Department also found Hayek’s male passenger, 43-year-old Ian Cuttler Sala of New York, died at the scene of the accident. A known photographer in the entertainment industry, Cuttler won a Grammy Award for best art direction ffor the movie “Johnny Cash: The Legend” box set music package. As for Sayek, he only suffered several broken ribs as well as a laceration to his head.
On the other hand, 20-year-old Alvin Gomez of Los Angeles suffered a broken foot and complained of body pain. He happened to be the driver of the Tacoma that Hayek and his Cuttler collided head on to. Both Hayek and Gomez were taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood. Because of what happened to him, Gomez can actually file a personal injury claim against Hayek, a Los Angeles car accident attorney said. This could help him pay for the damages caused by the accident to his truck, pay for the hospital bills that he has incurred and will continue to incur in the next few days to weeks, and as compensation for the pain and suffering that the accident caused him and his family.
It is no secret that the $130,000 Ford GT sports car Hayek was driving is powerful enough to reach a top speed of over 205 mph. However, for now, the police department is still investigating as to what really caused Hayek to lose control of the vehicle. That is why the LAPD is encouraging everybody who has knowledge about the accident to please contact the West Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Tirella or Officer Hutchings at (213) 473-0234 to help resolve the case immediately.