Will Ferrell Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash

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Will Ferrell has was involved in a two-car crash in Southern California on Thursday night, ET confirms. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just before 11 p.m. on Interstate 5 in Orange County. Ferrell was riding in a 2017 Lincoln when the vehicle was struck by a 2007 Toyota. All four people in the Lincoln were taken to the hospital.

The 50-year-old comedian's manager told Deadline that the driver of the Toyota had allegedly fallen asleep at the wheel. Following the incident, Ferrell was taken to Mission Hospital for unspecified injuries and has since been released, according to his manager.

On Friday, the United Talent Agency issued a statement on Ferrell's behalf, which explained, "While traveling back to Los Angeles after hosting a voter registration event in San Diego, a car carrying Will Ferrell and three of his colleagues was struck on the freeway by another vehicle. Will and his colleague, Andrew Steele, were unhurt and have been released from an Orange County hospital."

"Will’s longtime driver, Mark Thompson, and his other colleague Carolina Barlow, remain hospitalized in stable condition," the statement continued. "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. He’s also grateful for all the well wishes he and his friends are receiving."

Prior to the Thursday accident, Ferrell reprised his Anchorman character, Ron Burgundy, when he joined Billy Eichner onstage at for an event held at Oceanside High School Performing Arts Center in Oceanside, California. The occasion was part of Funny Or Die and Eichner's Glam Up the Midterms series.

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On Friday, a fan tweeted at Eichner to ask whether he was involved in the accident, to which he replied: "Yes I'm OK. I wasn't in the car. Will and everyone are OK. Very scary but very thankful everyone is OK."

ET has reached out to Ferrell's rep.

Here's more on what Ferrell's been up to this year, and ET's most recent exclusive interview with him:

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