Actor Luke Wilson played a real life hero on Wednesday after pulling a 50-year-old woman from the BMW that had been wrecked.
According to witnesses, a driver of a Ferrari accelerated and lost control, the back end of the high-performance car swinging into oncoming traffic. A BMW was hit, and clipped Wilson's car before running into a pole.
“He was the hero, he led the charge,” 46-year-old tattoo artist Sean Heirigs told the Associated Press. Heirigs says he was was right behind the accident as it happened and jumped out to help the woman in the BMW which had flipped over on the passenger side.
“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. And this was all going on while the Ferrari’s wheels are still spinning and blowing rubber and smoke everywhere and it’s loud and you’re smelling lots of smoke and there’s glass.”
The BMW's driver was hospitalized with serious injuries. Police say they're investigating into whether speed was a factor in the accident.
Pro-golfer Bill Haas, a passenger in the Ferrari that lost control, had pain and swelling in his legs, but got away with no broken bones. The golfer has flown home to South Carolina to recuperate.
The Ferrari's driver, who died at the scene, was identified as Mark William Gibello from Pacific Palisades. Haas was staying with Gibello's family while preparing to play in the Genesis Open at the nearby Riviera Country Club.
Messages seeking comment from Wilson weren't immediately returned by representatives for the 46-year-old actor.