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A Winchell’s Donut House employee seriously injured when a car plowed into the building where he worked last year is suing the driver and the owners of the property.

Gabriel Libreros Lopez filed the suit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Wilberto Alvarado Quintanilla, who drove the vehicle that injured the plaintiff, as well as Suzanne Reed and Janice Blake.

Reed and Blake are trustees of the trust that owns the structure at 3610 Venice Blvd. in Los Angeles that was leased to Winchell’s.

Representatives of Quintanilla, Reed and Blake could not be immediately reached.

Lopez suffered second- and third-degree burns in the 2:10 a.m. accident on Dec. 5, 2013, the suit states. He was making doughnuts when Quintanilla crashed into the building, causing hot frying oil to splash onto Lopez’s body, the suit states.

Before hitting the Winchell’s, Quintanilla collided moments earlier with parked cars and newspaper stands, according to the lawsuit.

The suit alleges Quintanilla drove carelessly, and that Reed and Blake were aware of other accidents nearby but did not take steps that could have prevented Lopez from being hurt.

City News Service

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