Funnyman Will Ferrell was reportedly rushed to the hospital Thursday night after the SUV he was riding in flipped over on the I-5 freeway in Orange County.
According to TMZ, Ferrell, 50, was spotted on his phone as firefighters lifted his stretcher into an ambulance. A Toyota had sideswiped the right rear of Ferrell’s SUV, causing the vehicle “to spin and flip over,” the tabloid wrote.
A statement issued by Ferrell’s agency to US Weekly stated that the Step Brothers actor was one of three passengers riding in the chauffeured SUV at the time of the accident. As of 7:40 a.m. (PT), TMZ wrote that Ferrell has since been released from the hospital and didn’t suffer any significant injuries.
Photos captured at the scene show beer bottles littered on the road where the accident occurred. Though it’s unclear what car they came from, police later confirmed to TMZ that drugs and alcohol didn’t play a factor in Thursday’s wreck.
Moreover, comments made by California Highway Patrol officer Rafael Reynoso to The Orange County Register indicate that the 22-year-old Toyota driver caused the two-car accident. The newspaper reported that no arrests have been made.
“The driver of the Toyota apparently had fallen asleep and struck the rear end of the (Lincoln) Navigator causing it to hit the center divider wall,” Reynoso said on Friday.
Witnesses reportedly said another woman in the actor’s vehicle was bleeding profusely at the scene. The Register wrote that the 27-year-old woman was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered serious injuries.
Hers, the third passenger’s, and the driver’s condition are not immediately known.
Reports indicate that Ferrell was reportedly heading back from a Funny or Die event in San Diego at the time of the accident.
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