UPDATED 4:36 p.m. ET: A rep from United Talent Agency has released a statement on Will Ferrell's behalf that provides more details about the car crash. Ferrell was in the car with three colleagues when their car was struck on the freeway by another car. Ferrell has been released from an Orange County hospital, as has one of his colleagues, Andrew Steele. Meanwhile, 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," the statement read. "He’s also grateful for all the well wishes he and his friends are receiving."
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Will Ferrell was in an SUV that reportedly flipped over in a two-car accident in Orange County late Thursday night. The comedian, along with two others, was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Will's rep that Ferrell has been released from the hospital and is doing well. He did not suffer any significant injury.
Witnesses told TMZ Ferrell’s car, which had three passengers total and was being driven by a chauffeur, was side-swiped by another car. Another witness said that a woman who was in the car with Ferrell was more seriously injured than he was. Ferrell was also seen speaking on his phone as firefighters loaded him into an ambulance on a stretcher.
The actor was reportedly on his way home from Funny or Die event outside San Diego organized by Billy Eichner and Glam Up the Midterms, which is intended to get millennials registered to vote. Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy.
Hello folks, I’m here to inform you that you are reading a tweet. It contains EXTREMELY IMPORTANT information about the chance to see Ron Burgundy and Billy Eichner live in San Diego. Click the link to register. You may then resume scrolling the timeline.https://t.co/0RkpJpd2n5 pic.twitter.com/CC8Bkdfx3M— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) April 9, 2018