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Former “Saturday Night Live” star Will Ferrell has been rushed to the hospital after a car crash in California.
TMZ reports the 50-year-old actor was riding in an SUV that flipped over in a two-car accident on I-5 in Orange County Thursday night. Ferrell and two others were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Witnesses told the celebrity news site that Ferrell was a passenger in the SUV that flipped after it was side-swiped by another car. It’s unclear if charges will be filed.
The extent of Ferrell’s injuries has not been disclosed.
TMZ reports he was seen speaking on his cell phone as firefighters loaded up his stretcher to take him to the hospital. One witness said a female passenger was more seriously injured and bleeding profusely on the scene.
The incident occurred as Ferrell was leaving a “Funny or Die” event outside San Diego, where he was dressed as “Anchorman” character Ron Burgundy. Ferrell was encouraging young people to “vote classy” in the upcoming primary in CA-49; Billy Eichner hosted the non-partisan event, dubbed “Glam Up the Midterms.”
Ferrell is a co-founder of “Funny or Die,” a comedy video production company. He’s appeared in more than 100 films and TV shows, including “SNL,” “The LEGO Movie,” “Zoolander,” “A Night at the Roxbury,” “Daddy’s Home,” “Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby,” “Elf,” “Step Brothers” and “Superstar.”
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