Will Ferrell hospitalized after SUV flipped in crash

Authorities say Ferrell seen talking on his phone while being loaded onto an ambulance suffered minor injuries

Funnyman Will Ferrell has been released from the hospital following a vehicle crash on Thursday night (12Apr18).

Ferrell was riding on the I-5 freeway at 11pm in a chauffer-driven SUV with three passengers.

Three people, including actor and comedian Will Ferrell, were taken to a hospital after an SUV the actor was in flipped during a two-car accident.

Ferrell's longtime driver, Mark Thompson, and his another passenger, identified as Carolina Barlow, remain hospitalized in stable condition, the statement said.

According to the accident report, Ferrell's vehicle was struck when another auto veered into its lane.


The crash occurred about 10:55 p.m. Thursday on northbound Interstate 5, north of La Paz Road in Mission Viejo, according to the California Highway Patrol.

It is unclear what injuries Will suffered, but he seemed OK as firefighters and paramedics arrived to the scene close to midnight on Thursday - bystanders saw him talking on his phone. A witness said that after the accident, one of his friends was bleeding profusely. He did not suffer any serious injuries. He was back at home hours after the drama.

The 50-year-old was reportedly on the way back from a amusing or Die event near San Diego where he appeared as Ron Burgundy, according to TMZ.

Ferrell's representative told TMZ the actor was not seriously hurt and was released from the hospital Friday morning. The event was promoting youth turnout in the upcoming midterm elections. Ferrell, who starred on Saturday Night Life before beginning a lucrative film career, was rushed to the hospital and reportedly is doing well.

The Daily Mail reports the woman was not wearing a seatbelt.

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