Will Ferrell Out Of Hospital After SUV Flips In California Freeway Crash
Will Ferrell has been released from a hospital and said to be doing fine following a two-car freeway crash late Thursday south of Los Angeles.
Ferrell was riding in a chauffeur-driven SUV with two other people when they were hit by another vehicle whose driver had fallen asleep at the wheel, Ferrell’s manager told Deadline.
The accident occurred shortly before 11 PM on northbound Interstate 5 in Mission Viejo in Orange County, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Richard Peacock. Ferrell’s vehicle, which was in the HOV lane, was struck by a vehicle on the right that had veered into the HOV lane. Ferrell’s vehicle then hit the center divider and overturned, Peacock said.
Ferrell and the three other people in the vehicle were all taken to a hospital. The actor was released a short time ago and is said to be doing well. A female passenger had “major injuries,” according to Peacock. The other two suffered minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not hurt and was not detained or ticketed, he said.
TMZ, which first reported the crash, posted video of Ferrell being loaded into the ambulance.
The actor reportedly was on his way back from a Funny or Die event near San Diego.