Will Ferrell hospitalized after vehicle accident

Ferrell, 50, was a passenger in an SUV that overturned during a two-car accident late Thursday in Orange County, according to an accident report from the California Highway Patrol. Ferrell was one of three passengers in the chauffeur-driven 2017 Lincoln SUV when the accident occurred.

The actor reportedly was on his way back from a amusing or Die event near San Diego.

The collision was reported shortly before 11 p.m. on the northbound side of the interstate, just south of Alicia Parkway, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. Ferrell, who starred on Saturday Night Life before beginning a lucrative film career, was rushed to the hospital and reportedly is doing well. The driver of the other vehicle, a 2007 Toyota, apparently was not hurt.

One witness said a woman in Will's vehicle was more seriously injured, and was bleeding profusely.

Video from the scene recorded by LA-OC.tv showed a black SUV with its windows shattered and Ferrell conscious and talking on a phone as paramedics wheeled him into an ambulance on a stretcher. Ferrell and Eichner talked about the upcoming primary in CA-49, and the actor appeared as Ron Burgundy from Anchorman.

An investigation is continuing, but alcohol and drugs were not determined to be a factor, CHP public information officer Rafael Reynoso told NBC News. The other three suffered minor injuries.

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

A request for information from Ferrell's manager was not immediately returned.

  • Jacqueline Ellis