Golfer Bill Haas injured in car crash that killed 1 in Los Angeles

Story highlights

  • Golfer launched from hospital, will drop out of match to get well
  • SUV pushed by actor Luke Wilson additionally concerned in crash, affiliate says

Police didn’t determine the motive force. An announcement from the PGA Tour and Haas’ supervisor, Allen Hobbs, recognized the motive force in Tuesday night time’s “critical car accident” as a member of a household with whom Haas was staying for the Genesis Open.

The 35-year-old golfer was slated to tee off Thursday in the match. The Riviera Nation Membership internet hosting the Open is just some minutes’ drive from Pacific Palisades. Haas is presently ranked 67th in the world.

Bill Haas.

“Whereas Bill escaped critical accidents and has been launched from the hospital, he’s understandably shaken up and — extra importantly — his deepest condolences exit to the host household throughout this tragic and troublesome time,” the assertion mentioned.

Although the assertion says Haas prevented critical harm, the Los Angeles Hearth Division mentioned the golfer was transported to a hospital in critical situation. The Ferrari’s driver was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Haas will withdraw from the Genesis Open so he can get well at house in Greenville, South Carolina, the PGA and his agent mentioned.

The Ferrari clipped a Toyota SUV pushed by actor Luke Wilson earlier than colliding with a BMW, Los Angeles Police Detective Jeff Fischer instructed CNN affiliate KTLA. The SUV suffered solely minor harm.

“If you happen to take a look at the scene, you see scrub marks,” Fischer instructed the station. “I imagine there was somewhat little bit of pace to it.”

A 50-year-old lady was additionally injured and transported to an area hospital in critical situation, based on the hearth division. It isn’t clear what car she was touring in.

CNN tried to achieve a consultant for Wilson however has not but gotten a response.

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