Daytime television actor Haley Pullos is now entangled in a legal battle following a car collision that led to her arrest in April, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
The star of “General Hospital” finds herself at the center of a lawsuit, recently obtained by The Times, in which she is accused of colliding head-on with another driver, causing severe and life-threatening injuries.
The plaintiff, identified as Courtney Wilder, a resident of Los Angeles County, alleges that Pullos, 24, recklessly and dangerously drove her vehicle in the wrong direction up an off-ramp on Colorado Boulevard, onto the 134 Freeway, on April 29.
When contacted by The Times on Tuesday, a representative for Pullos declined to comment on the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims that Pullos narrowly avoided colliding with another driver, who had to swerve out of the way, before ultimately striking Wilder, who was subsequently hospitalized in critical condition.
According to the lawsuit, Wilder underwent extensive surgery and treatment and will require ongoing medical care, the Times story said.
In a report cited by TMZ in May, the police stated that firefighters had to extricate Pullos from her car and place her in an ambulance, where she allegedly struck a firefighter who was assessing her injuries.
TMZ further reported that Pullos was sedated at the hospital due to her alleged hostility and violence towards healthcare workers.
Pullos was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to reports. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson confirmed to The Times on Wednesday that the case is still under review.
The lawsuit alleges that Pullos was simultaneously intoxicated with marijuana and alcohol at the time of the collision. Police officers reportedly discovered edible cannabis products and mini-bottles of tequila in Pullos’ vehicle.
“Haley Pullos acted maliciously and without any regard for the safety of others,” the lawsuit states.
Furthermore, the lawsuit indicates that Wilder’s car was completely destroyed in the crash. The amount of damages sought by Wilder remains undisclosed.