David Crosby Accidentally Hit A Jogger With His Car
David Crosby accidentally hit a jogger with his car while driving down a California highway on Sunday.
David Crosby Calls 911 After Hitting Jogger In California
Crosby, the legendary singer-songwriter, was driving in Santa Ynez, Calif., near his home when he struck the jogger. According to reports, a man, believed to be Crosby, called 911 immediately to report the accident and request an ambulance.
“I hit a guy here… We need an ambulance right now,” Crosby told the 911 operator.
In the 911 call released by the California Highway Patrol, Crosby repeatedly requests an ambulance and tells the operator that the sun was in his eyes and he didn’t see the jogger until it was too late.
“Yes, he’s on foot, and he’s hurt and we need an ambulance right now…I didn’t see him, he was walking next to the road…the sun was in my eyes, I couldn’t see him,” Crosby said.
The jogger was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for multiple fractures and lacerations. He is reportedly in recovery.
California Highway Patrol Spokesman Don Clotworthy said that Crosby was hit the jogger at about 50 mph – the speed limit is 55 mph – and that they do not believe there were any drugs or alcohol involved in the accident. Furthermore, Clotworthy confirmed that Crosby had been working with the authorities as they investigate the matter. “Mr. Crosby was cooperative with authorities and he was not impaired or intoxicated in any way,” Clotworthy said on Monday.
Crosby released a statement through a spokesman, expressing his sympathies to the jogger. “David Crosby is obviously very upset that he accidentally hit anyone. And, based off of initial reports, he is relieved that the injuries to the gentleman were not life threatening. He wishes the jogger a very speedy recovery,” said spokesman Michael Jensen.