- Actor was one of three passengers in the chauffeur-driven SUV when it crashed
- Ferrell, 50, taken to hospital with the two other passengers, one badly injured
- Actor returning from event in San Diego when crash happened in Orange County
Will Ferrell has been taken to hospital after an SUV he was riding in flipped over after colliding with another car.
The actor was one of three passengers in the chauffeur-driven SUV when it was reportedly struck in the side by another vehicle on the northbound 5 freeway in Mission Viejo, California, at 10.55pm on Thursday.
Ferrell, 50, was taken to hospital along with the two other men and one woman, who was described by witnesses as seriously injured and ‘bleeding profusely’. The driver of the second vehicle was uninjured.
The actor was on the way back from an event at Oceanside High School near San Diego (pictured) where he appeared as Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy when the SUV he was riding in flipped on a freeway in Orange County, California
Footage obtained by TMZ showed Ferrell talking on his cellphone as he was stretchered into an ambulance.
The SUV was shown lying on its side on the highway along with debris from the accident just south of Alicia Parkway.
The car flipped and came to a stop on its side in the middle of the freeway, which had to be temporarily shut down, KTLA5 reported.
The Anchorman star was returning from a ‘Funny or Die’ event at Oceanside High School Performing Arts Center near San Diego.
Pictures from the evening showed Ferrell dressed as the movie’s lead character Ron Burgundy chatting with comedian Bill Eichner.
The event was intended to encourage young people to vote in California’s upcoming 49th district election.
DailyMail.com has contacted Ferrell’s representatives for an update on his condition and dozens of fans have tweeted to wish the star a quick recovery.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.
Ferrell is pictured in Anchorman 2 next to Steve Carrell, playing Brick Tamland. The film was released in 2013