Haas escapes serious injuries in car crash


LOS ANGELES

Professional golfer Bill Haas escaped serious injuries as a passenger in a Ferrari involved in a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed his driver, officials said Wednesday.

The driver of a BMW involved in the collision was injured and actor Luke Wilson, driving a third vehicle clipped by the Ferrari, was not hurt.

The accident happened on a residential block in the wealthy Pacific Palisades neighborhood on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m., according to Los Angeles police Officer James Stoughton.

The Ferrari’s driver, who died at the scene, was identified by coroner’s officials as Mark William Gibello, 71, a resident of Pacific Palisades.

Haas was staying with Gibello’s family as he prepared to play this week in the Genesis Open at nearby Riviera Country Club, the golfer’s manager Allen Hobbs said.

The 35-year-old Haas will withdraw from the Genesis Open and return home to South Carolina to recuperate, he said.

Jay Haas, the golfer’s father, told Golf Channel that his son has pain and swelling in one of his legs.

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