Bill Haas quits tournament after fatal vehicle crash in LA
- Author: Adam Floyd Feb 16, 2018,
Feb 16, 2018, 2:55
Hass was a passenger in the Ferrari and escaped serious injury while Wilson, who was driving a auto clipped by the Ferrari, was not injured, officials said today.
The driver, who died at the scene, was named in reports as 71-year-old Mark William Gibello.
Now it has emerged that The Royal Tenenbaums star "led the charge" in helping the victims of the crash after the incident occurred, according to tattoo artist Sean Heirigs, who was in a auto with his 14-year-old daughter directly behind the Ferrari as the crash happened.
Golf's PGA Tour said Haas had been staying with the Ferrari driver ahead of this week's Genesis Open at nearby Riviera Country Club, which he will now withdraw from.
It hit the BMW and clipped Wilson's auto before running into a pole, he said.
While Haas and the unidentified woman were said by fire officials to be seriously injured in the moments after the crash, Fischer said he's gotten word that Haas is "doing okay".More news: Olympic Ban Of Cleared Russian Athletes Is Lawless
A police spokesman said Wilson was in one of the cars, but had no information on his condition.
As the events unfolded, Wilson got out of his vehicle and helped a nearby 50-year-old unidentified woman who had been driving the BMW, according to witness Sean Heirigs. Wilson, whose movies include "The Royal Tenenbaums", is the brother of fellow actors Owen and Andrew Wilson.
"Bill was very fortunate", Jay Haas added.
This is an incredibly tragic event to take place before an important PGA TOUR tournament and while we will all be watching golf this weekend, our thoughts and prayers will be with Haas and the family of the man who passed away.
Heirigs explained that he had gone to calm the woman down while Wilson, went around the back to the trunk of the vehicle.
Haas is a six-time victor on the PGA Tour whose most prominent victory was at the Tour Championship in 2011, which enabled him to win the FedEx Cup and claim the $10 million prize. His father won nine times on the PGA Tour and his great uncle, Bob Goalby, won the 1968 Masters.