David Crosby Slams Into Jogger at 55mph

California runner expected to survive
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2015 11:42 PM CDT
Updated Mar 24, 2015 1:03 AM CDT
David Crosby Slams Into Jogger at 55MPH
From left, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and David Crosby perform onstage at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show at the Los Angeles Convention Center last month.   (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

A jogger in California is lucky to be alive after an encounter with folk-rock legend David Crosby. Jose Jimenez, 46, was on a road near Crosby's Santa Ynez when the singer hit him in his 2015 Tesla, which was traveling at or near the 55mph speed limit, CNN reports. Jimenez was airlifted to the hospital with fractures and other non-life-threatening injuries. Crosby stopped after the collision, and the California Highway Patrol says he's unlikely to face charges since the jogger was supposed to be on the other side of the rural road, running against traffic, E! Online reports. A CHP spokesman says Crosby "was not impaired or intoxicated in any way," but he didn't see the jogger because of the sun.

"David Crosby is obviously very upset that he accidentally hit anyone," a rep tells E! Online. "And, based off of initial reports, he is relieved that the injuries to the gentleman were not life-threatening. He wishes the jogger a very speedy recovery." Apart from the accident, the 73-year-old singer-songwriter hasn't been in the news much lately, Rolling Stone notes, although he put out new solo album Croz early last year, and last fall confirmed that Crosby, Stills, and Nash would never tour with Neil Young again—but said he knows "at least 20 better guitar players than Neil." (More David Crosby stories.)

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