David Crosby hits jogger in Santa Ynez
March 24, 2015
Legendary musician David Crosby crashed his 2015 black Tesla into a jogger Sunday near his home in the Santa Ynez Valley. [KEYT]
The jogger, 46-year-old Jose Jimenez, suffered multiple fractures, abrasions and lacerations but survived. Emergency responders airlifted Jimenez to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, where he received treatment for the injuries that are described as non-life threatening.
Crosby, 73, hit the jogger on Baseline Avenue near Mora Street. He was driving 55 mph at the time, which is the posted speed limit on the road.
CHP investigators say Crosby may have been unable to see Jimenez because of sun glare. Crosby was not impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time, according to the CHP.
After the collision, Crosby immediately stopped and offered aid.
The rock and roll hall of famer was with his son at the time of the accident. Neither of them suffered injuries.
On Monday evening, Crosby’s public relations manager, Michael Jansen, issued a statement about the accident.
“David Crosby is obviously very upset that he accidentally hit anyone,” Jansen said. “And, based off of initial reports, he is relieved that the injuries to the gentleman were not life threatening. He wishes the jogger a very speedy recovery.”