Will Ferrell rushed to hospital after accident on California highway

Authorities say Ferrell seen talking on his phone while being loaded onto an ambulance suffered minor injuries

Authorities say Ferrell seen talking on his phone while being loaded onto an ambulance suffered minor injuries

Actor Will Ferrell was among four people injured in a rollover vehicle crash that temporarily stopped traffic on the northbound 5 Freeway in Mission Viejo Thursday night.

Along with two other people, Will was riding in an SUV driven by a chauffeur and was traveling back from a amusing or Die event called Glam Up The Midterms, where he had appeared in character as Ron Burgundy from Anchorman.

Comedian and Hollywood mastermind Will Ferrell was riding in an SUV with three other passengers when it was side-swiped, according to TMZ.

Video footage from the scene shows Ferrell sitting on the road and talking with a firefighter. Will and his colleague, Andrew Steele, were unhurt and have been released from an Orange County hospital. Us Weekly has also reached out for comment. A 27-year-old woman, who was not wearing her seatbelt, suffered critical injuries, AP reports.

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The statement from Ferrell's representatives added that the actor is "grateful for all the well wishes he and his friends are receiving". Ferrell, 50, was one of three passengers in the chauffer-driven SUV.

The accident happened Thursday night before 11 p.m.at the northbound lane at Mission Viejo, Orange County. The driver of the other vehicle wasn't believed to be hurt.

The funnyman was returning from an event at Oceanside High School Performing Arts Center, where he reprised his Anchorman character Ron Burgundy for a chat with comedian Billy Eichner as part of his Glam Up the Midterms voting initiative, when the vehicle crash took place. "Very scary but very thankful everyone is ok", he wrote. Ferrell reportedly sustained minor injuries, although it's not clear exactly what. "Thoughts and love out to Will Ferrell and his friends and family today", he wrote.

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