Details of Luke Wilson’s Heroic Actions in Fatal Car Crash
On Tuesday, Luke Wilson was involved in a car collision that killed one man, Mark Gibello.
Wilson's car was struck by Gibello's Ferrari, but he was able to walk away from the crash uninjured.
After the crash, Wilson took action to save the life of a woman driving a BMW SUV, which was flipped over after being hit by the Ferrari.
Sean Heirigs, a witness at the scene, told People magazine, “At this time, Luke Wilson had jumped out and come up to the woman's window. She was crying for help, she obviously didn't know what was going on, she was very distraught.”
The woman's leg “was stuck between the steering wheel and the dashboard or something.”
Heirigs and Wilson were able to pull the woman out of the vehicle. Heirigs said, “At one point, [Wilson] was like, 'Let's get her out of here, it smells like smoke.' You don't know if it's going to blow up or not. So, I reached in through a window to calm her down. Luke went around the back, to the trunk of the car. We pried it open, she was able to unbuckle herself, and Luke started to pull her out from the back. We then both carried her to the curb.”
Heirigs praised Wilson's “calm” demeanor during the scary situation, saying, “He was definitely a hero, [a] super nice guy. When it was all done, we hugged each other.”
Pro golfer Bill Haas was also involved in the accident as a passenger in the Ferrari, and was able to survive with several injuries. Heirigs commented, “[Haas] said he had climbed out through the sun roof. I overheard that [Haas and Gibello] just went out, that [Gibello] wanted to show off the car. It sounds like he just took it for a spin and lost control.”
According to the police, the Ferrari was “traveling at a high-rated speed” when the accident occurred.
Haas has withdrawn from the Genesis Open. His rep said in a statement, “While Bille escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, he is understandably shaken up and — more importantly — his deepest condolences go out to the host family during this tragic and difficult time.”