Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson in legal trouble

Hollywood star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have been sued over their son's 2015 car accident.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Chester Hanks, aka rapper Chet Haze, reportedly rear-ended motorist Terry Moogan last February while driving a car owned by the Hollywood couple. Terry recently filed a lawsuit claiming the 25-year-old was driving recklessly and "under the influence of drugs and or alcohol at the time", according to a website.

In the legal documents obtained by a site, Terry cites Tom and Rita as the plaintiffs responsible for the accident, since they "negligently handed him the keys".

However, Chester was never cited with a DUI for the accident, and police were not called to the scene. Terry's attorneys allege the young rapper pleaded with him not to get cops involved. Terry's lawyers said their client suffered whiplash and a brain injury from hitting his head on the dashboard.

Terry is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. Representatives for Tom, 59, and Rita were yet to comment on the lawsuit.

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