Feb 14th, 2018
Bill Haas injured in fatal car crash in Los Angeles
Bill Haas has been seriously injured and his driver killed after clipping actor Luke Wilson's car in LA and crashing.
LAPD Detective Jeff Fischer told KTLA that Haas, 35, was a passenger in a Ferrari involved in the crash. The driver of the Ferrari has reportedly died.
Haas was reported to be "doing OK" by Fischer, but a source told Golf Digest's Joe Beall that his injuries are serious, although he remains in stable condition.
The Los Angeles Fire Department's report confirmed that one person, age and gender unknown, died in the crash, while a 35-year-old male and 50-year-old female were "both in serious condition."
Wilson, who was driving the other car in the two-car collision, a Toyota SUV, "emerged without harm," according to KTLA.
UPDATE JUST IN:
Bill Haas was hospitalised but has escaped serious injuries following the crash in Los Angeles which killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of another vehicle.
The two cars collided in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood around 6.30pm local time on Tuesday, according to an LAPD spokesperson. A third vehicle driven by actor Luke Wilson, star of films such as Legally Blonde and The Royal Tenenbaums, was clipped by the Ferrari, Stoughton said. Wilson was not hurt.
The driver of the Ferrari, who died at the scene, was a member of the family hosting Haas this week as he prepared for the Genesis Open at nearby Riviera Country Club, the golfer’s manager Allen Hobbs said.
“While Bill escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, he is understandably shaken up and more importantly his deepest condolences go out to the host family during this tragic and difficult time,” Hobbs said in a statement.
The 35-year-old Haas, a six-time PGA Tour winner and the son of golfer Jay Haas, will withdraw from the tournament, Hobbs said.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. The driver of the other vehicle, a 50-year-old woman, was hospitalized in serious condition.