Will Ferrell taken to hospital after accident on California highway

Authorities say Ferrell seen talking on his phone while being loaded onto an ambulance suffered minor injuries

Comedian Will Ferrell was rushed to the hospital on Thursday night after a devastating auto accident in Orange County, CA. Ferrell was one of three passengers in the chauffeur-driven 2017 Lincoln SUV when the accident occurred.

The website obtained a video of Ferrell sitting upright on a stretcher and speaking on his smartphone as firefighters loaded him into the back of an ambulance. A rep for the actor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Ferrell has confirmed he's OK and did not suffer any significant injuries.

Another companion has also been released from the hospital in Orange County, but two remains in hospice care, though UTA said they are in stable condition.

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He is said to be "grateful for all the well wishes he and his friends are receiving". The SUV then struck the center divider median and subsequently overturned. The collision was reported shortly before 11 p.m. on the northbound 5 Freeway, just south of Alicia Parkway, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. The driver of the Toyota was not hurt. All four people in the SUV were taken to local hospitals, three with minor injuries, including the driver, and one woman passenger with "major injuries".

Ferrell and his colleagues came from a amusing or Die-sponsored voter registration event in San Diego where he brought out his Ron Burgundy role. Billy Eichner was the host of the evening. "Very scary but very thankful everyone is ok", he wrote.

Actor Jason Alexander tweeted his "thoughts and love out to Will Ferrell and his friends and family today".

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