Earlier this week, Luke Wilson went from actor to hero during a fatal car accident on Tuesday night. After miraculously walking away unscathed by the recent collision, Wilson and professional golfer Bill Haas, who was also in the car, reportedly made a daring effort to rescue a 50-year-old woman who was stuck inside her vehicle. Best of all, they were able to save her in the process.
The story, as reported by TheWrap, is that Luke Wilson, Bill Haas and three other people were in a serious car crash. One person, the driver Mark Gibello, was killed and pronounced dead at the scene, while two others, including Haas, were injured and later reportedly sent to the hospital "in critical condition." This includes the woman reportedly saved by Wilson.
Shortly after the accident occurred Sean Heirigs, a witness on the scene, reports that Haas and Wilson ran to the other vehicle to rescue the trapped woman, whose leg was pinned between somewhere between the dashboard and steering wheel after it had flipped over. Heirigs says that he helped Wilson pull the stranger from her crashed vehicle. Here's what Heirigs told People about the life-saving altercation on the road.
Sean Heirigs also went on to compliment Luke Wilson's calmness and steady-thinking, saying that he was "definitely in control" during this dangerous situation.
As of this reporting, it's unclear what the status of the rescued women is, but Sean Haas was recently released from the hospital-- according to Golf Digest. He'll withdraw from the Genesis Open in order to recover. When Luke Wilson isn't garnering newsbites for reportedly saving people's lives, the Old School star can soon be seen in a few upcoming projects. Namely, he'll appear in Hollow Body, Arizona and Measure of a Man later this year. He'll also soon star in a segment in the anthology film Berlin, I Love You. Currently, the actor is filming a role in The Goldfinch, a forthcoming period drama from Brooklyn director John Crowley, starring Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, Ansel Elgort and Sarah Paulson, which is set to be released next October.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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