Bill Haas Released From Hospital After Fatal Car Accident
PGA Tour star Bill Haas was injured in a car accident in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Tuesday evening that left the driver of the vehicle Haas was riding in dead.
The rollover crash involved a Ferrari and a BMW, just a few miles from Riviera Country Club, where Haas was scheduled to play in this week’s Genesis Open. The accident took place just before 6:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The driver of the Ferrari, Mark Gibello, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others—one of them the 35-year-old Haas, the other a 50-year-old female from the other vehicle—were taken to the hospital in serious condition, according to the LAFD. Haas’s father, former PGA golfer Jay Haas, told the Golf Channel his son suffered some pain in his legs but was not seriously injured.
Police told KTLA television station that another car driven by actor Luke Wilson was “clipped” by the Ferrari but the “Legally Blonde” star was unhurt.
The PGA Tour said the driver of the car who died was a member of the family that was hosting Haas during the Genesis Open golf tournament.
“Bill will withdraw from the Genesis Open and plans to head home to Greenville (South Carolina) to recover,” the tour statement said.
Haas won the Genesis Open in 2012 and has won five other PGA Tour titles. He also won the FedEx Cup in 2011.