SUV Flips on Highway in Scary Night for Will Ferrell

50-year-old actor released from hospital after Thursday night accident; 3 others injured
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2018 12:00 PM CDT
Actor Will Ferrell, center, watches a match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament on March 14, 2018, in Indian Wells, Calif.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – Ron Burgundy lives to charm us another day. Actor Will Ferrell was in a serious car crash Thursday night in Orange County, Calif., with a 30-second video recorded by LA-OC.tv and now on TMZ showing a dented-up black SUV with shattered windows after the accident. The Hollywood Reporter and Los Angeles Times report the SUV flipped after being sideswiped by a Toyota around 11pm on Interstate 5. Inside the SUV: Ferrell (who was a passenger) and three others. The video clip shows the 50-year-old funnyman talking on a phone while being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher.

Ferrell had been in San Diego earlier that evening to appear at a Funny or Die event, per the Washington Post. No one in Ferrell's vehicle appears to have suffered life-threatening injuries, and Ferrell himself has already been released from the hospital, his rep tells TMZ. It's not clear if anyone was injured in the Toyota that hit the SUV. Although TMZ reported on open beer bottles being spotted on the road at the site of the crash, cops say neither alcohol nor drugs played any part in the crash, and no arrests have been made, though they're still looking into the accident. (Read more Will Ferrell stories.)

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