Will Ferrell has been released from a California hospital following a car accident in which his SUV flipped over.
Deadline reports that Ferrell is “feeling fine” after the accident after being rushed to hospital to treat unspecified injuries.
According to TMZ, Ferrell, 50, and two others were rushed to a hospital after their vehicle was allegedly side-swiped on the I-5 freeway in Orange County on Thursday night. Deadline reports that the driver of the other vehicle had fallen asleep at the wheel.
TMZ obtained video in which the “SNL” alum is being wheeled into an ambulance on a stretcher, talking on his cell phone. A witness told TMZ that a woman in his vehicle had apparently been more seriously injured, “and was bleeding profusely on the scene.”
According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, the other car — “for undetermined reasons” veered to the left and struck the rear of Ferrell’s SUV, causing the vehicle to veer to the left, “where it struck the centre divider median and subsequently overturned.” The report also states that a passenger in the vehicle — identified as “Passenger Barrow”— “was not wearing any safety equipment and sustained major injuries.”
According to TMZ, Ferrell was on his way home from a Funny or Die event, in which he portrayed “Anchorman” character Ron Burgundy.
Photos from the event show Ferrell costumed as the character, speaking with “Billy on the Street” star Billy Eichner about the upcoming California primary for Funny or Die’s “Glam Up The Midterms” non-partisan campaign to encourage young people to vote in the election on April 12.
United Talent Agency, which represents Farrell, issued a statement regarding the accident.
“While traveling back to Los Angeles after hosting a voter registration event in San Diego, a car carrying Will Ferrell and three of his colleagues was struck on the freeway by another vehicle,” reads the statement. “Will and his colleague, Andrew Steele, were unhurt and have been released from an Orange County hospital. Will’s longtime driver, Mark Thompson, and his other colleague Carolina Barlow, remain hospitalized in stable condition. Will is staying close by as his friends are being treated, and has expressed his deep gratitude to the first responders who were immediately at the scene and to the hospital team that took such great care of them. He’s also grateful for all the well wishes he and his friends are receiving.”
“Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander took to Twitter to send his “thoughts and love: to Ferrell, wishing him, his friends and family “quick healing.”