Sunday 18 March 2018

US golfer Bill Haas released from hospital after being involved in a fatal car crash in LA

Bill Haas
Bill Haas

Phil Casey

Golfer Bill Haas has been released from hospital after being a passenger in a car crash which left one person dead and two injured, police in Los Angeles have said.

The crash involved a Ferrari and a BMW in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood at 6.31pm on Tuesday evening (2.31am GMT on Wednesday), according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The driver of the Ferrari, in which 35-year-old Haas was travelling, was pronounced dead at the scene while Haas and a 50-year-old woman were taken to a nearby hospital.

Haas' father, Jay, told the Golf Channel that his son has pain and swelling in his leg but suffered no broken bones. He is expected to make a full recovery.

"Bill was very fortunate," Jay Haas said.

A car that the LAPD said belonged to the actor Luke Wilson was hit by the Ferrari just before the crash.

Detective Jeff Fischer of the LAPD told local television station KTLA: "I can confirm Luke Wilson was driving the vehicle, the Toyota FJ that was travelling northbound. His vehicle just basically got clipped by the Ferrari.

"Mr Bill Haas was the passenger in the Ferrari. Apparently, from what I was told, he's doing OK too."

World number 67 Haas was due to contest this week's PGA Tour event, the Genesis Open, at the nearby Riviera Country Club.

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