Will Ferrell was taken to the hospital in Orange County last night after another car side-swiped the SUV he was riding in, casuing it to flip over. TMZ first reported that the comedian and two other passengers riding in the chauffeur-driven car were hospitalized, though Ferrell has now been released and did not suffer significant injuries. The crash happened around 11 p.m. on the I-5 Freeway. Ferrell was on the way back from performing at a Funny or Die event outside San Diego.
Update: United Talent Agency issuing the following statement on Ferrell’s behalf:
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. 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.