He’s lucky to be alive!
David Spade was hospitalized after being involved in a scary car accident on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Eyewitnesses claim the comedian was driving his Range Rover in LA when his car was hit from the back, Us Weekly reported. His car spun out of control from the impact.
The 52-year-old was driving to dinner at around 6:40 p.m. when he was attempting to make a left turn in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel between Beverly Drive and Sunset Boulevard — which is known as a particularly dangerous intersection to navigate — according to TMZ.
Another witness said the Joe Dirt star’s car was actually hit on the side as he was attempting to turn when an oncoming car sped up in order to outrun a yellow light. The impact from the crash was so intense that his car spun around and hit another car, his airbags deployed and one of his tires went flying off and landed about 100 feet away — just about totaling his Range Rover.
“He seemed OK,” one witness said. “He just looked scared and shaken up.”
The actor was traveling alone at the time and witnesses say he was removed from his car, placed on a gurney and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Luckily, David only sustained minor aches, pains, and bruises. He was released from the hospital shortly after the crash and seems to be doing fine, resting at home.
Police officers who were on the scene said that they have not determined whether David or the other driver is at fault, and law enforcement also confirmed the cause of the accident was not due to drug or alcohol use.
The Tommy Boy star seemed to almost forsee a less-than-perfect start to the new year on Sunday, Jan. 1 when he tweeted out a photo of a headline from the Los Angeles Times that predicted 2017 “will be just as bad” as last year.