Published: Fri, February 16, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

'Hero' Luke Wilson Helped a Woman From Her Car After Tragic Accident

'Hero' Luke Wilson Helped a Woman From Her Car After Tragic Accident

Actor Luke Wilson was involved in a vehicle crash on Tuesday (13Feb18) which left one person dead and two people seriously injured.

The driver of the Ferrari, who died in the crash, has been identified as Mark Gibello, 71.

Heirigs said that he and Wilson were able to devise a plan to get the woman out of the vehicle.

The 46-year-old actor was driving his Toyota SUV on Chautauqua Boulevard in the Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, at around 6.30pm when a Ferrari clipped his auto before colliding into a BMW.

"We were able to get her leg out from being stuck and then she came out and Luke was pulling her through the back trunk area and then we both carried her to the curb", he continued.

Heirigs said the woman was screaming for help and was very distraught. Wilson's SUV was also hit by the Ferrari.

Given the severity of the crash, it's remarkable that Wilson and a fellow driver were able to act so quickly and remove the woman from her vehicle before a possible fire. "You don't know if it's going to blow up or not".

"I reached in through a window to calm her down", Heirigs told People. A separate source told Golf Digest that the sportsman, who was in the area for the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club this weekend, is now "not good" but stable. The LAPD is still investigating specifics to the crash as to whether speeding or substance abuse could have been involved in this fatal accident.

Heirigs praised Wilson's "calm" demeanor during the scary situation, saying, "He was definitely a hero, [a] super nice guy".

The other victim of the crash, pro golfer Bill Haas, was a passenger in the Ferrari that caused the incident.

Haas who was hospitalized but escaped serious injury, withdrew from the Genesis Open starting Thursday.

It sounds like the woman may have required medical care afterward; the Golf Channel reports that a 50-year-old woman was taken to the hospital along with Haas.

It was reported yesterday that Bill Haas was involved in a fatal auto crash but escaped with minor injuries and swelling in his knees.

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