Will Ferrell was hospitalized and then later released after an SUV he was riding in flipped during a two-car collision on Thursday night, according to California Highway Patrol.
The accident happened on the I-5 freeway in Orange County, California, at about 10:50 p.m, according to CHP. The actor and three other riders were rushed to a local hospital. Ferrell was being driven back from a “Funny or Die” comedy event in San Diego when his chauffeur-driven Lincoln Navigator was rear-ended by a Toyota Highlander, according to an officer with the Capistrano Police Department.
Drugs or alcohol are not believed to have played a roll in the accident, the officer told TheWrap.
“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,” Ferrell’s agency UTA said in a 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.”
The former “SNL” star was seen on his cell phone as he was entering an ambulance.
The story was first reported by TMZ.