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American Haas survives car crash that leaves one dead

Bill Haas

American golfer Bill Haas has left hospital after being involved in a car crash which left one person dead and two injured, Los Angeles police said.

The 35-year-old was in a Ferrari which collided with a BMW in the Pacific Palisades area at 18:31 on Tuesday (02:31 GMT, Wednesday).

The Ferrari’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene while Haas and a 50-year-old female were taken to hospital.

Haas’ father, Jay, said his son has pain in his leg but no broken bones.

The world number 67 is expected to make a full recovery.

“Bill was very fortunate,” Jay Haas, who plays on the PGA Tour Champions, told the Golf Channel.

A car being driven by actor Luke Wilson – brother of Owen – was also hit by the Ferrari just before the crash.

Detective Jeff Fischer of the LAPD told local television station KTLA: “I can confirm Luke Wilson was driving the vehicle, the Toyota FJ that was travelling northbound. His vehicle just basically got clipped by the Ferrari.

“Mr Bill Haas was the passenger in the Ferrari.”

Haas was set to play in the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open, at the nearby Riviera Country Club, starting on Thursday.

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