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Will Farrell involved in bad traffic accident after leaving San Diego

Comedian Will Farrell involved in bad traffic accident after leaving San Diego.
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TMZ

Actor Will Ferrell was involved in a violent car accident on Thursday night, he was leaving a San Diego event according to TMZ.

Ferrell, known for playing the local fictional news anchor Ron Burgundy whose catchphrase is “Keep it classy San Diego,” was headed home on I-5.

The crash occurred near Chapman Avenue in Orange County at about 11 pm when his chauffeur-driven SUV was broadsided and subsequently rolled over. Two others were injured in the accident as well.  

A TMZ video shows Ferrell on his phone while being loaded into an ambulance. 

The Saturday Night Live alumnus was in Oceanside for a "Funny or Die" event in which he recreated his Anchorman persona Ron Burgundy. The event called “Vote Classy, San Diego,” was a live discussion about the upcoming primary in California’s 49th Congressional District

Deadline reports the funnyman was released from the hospital and seems to be doing fine.