Haas, who was set to compete on this week’s Genesis Open at close by Riviera Nation membership, was a passenger in an older mannequin Ferrari touring south close to the 500 block of Chautauqua Boulevard when it collided round 6:30 p.m. Pacific with a BMW touring northbound. A Los Angeles Hearth Division report stated the Ferrari driver was useless on arrival after the automotive reportedly rolled over.
Haas, 35, was one in every of two victims transported to a neighborhood hospital – the opposite was a 50-year-old feminine driver of the BMW – and Los Angeles Police detective Jeff Fischer advised KTLA-TV that Haas was “doing okay” and in steady situation. Haas’ father, Jay, later advised Golf Channel that his son had been launched from the hospital with ache and swelling in his legs, however no damaged bones, and was anticipated to make a full restoration.
Haas, although, has withdrawn from this week’s event, in accordance with a press release by the PGA Tour and Haas’ agent, Allen Hobbs of Gamers Group Administration. Right here is the total assertion:
“Final night time in Pacific Palisades, California, Invoice Haas was concerned in a critical automotive accident through which the driving force—a member of the household with whom Haas and his household have been staying for the Genesis Open—was killed. Whereas Invoice 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 tough time.
“Invoice will withdraw from the Genesis Open and plans to go house to Greenville to get better. He appreciates the assist of buddies, household and the golf world as a complete, and he has requested for privateness as he processes what has occurred.”
Fischer additionally confirmed that actor Luke Wilson was touring northbound when his Toyota SUV was additionally hit by the Ferrari. The 46-year-old actor was not significantly injured. Fischer additionally instructed pace could have performed a job and that neighborhood surveillance footage had been obtained to find out the accident trigger.
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