David Crosby has been figuratively colliding with fellow musicians in the press lately, from Kanye West to former bandmate Neil Young. Now he has literally collided with somebody: TMZ reports that Crosby’s car struck a jogger at 55 MPH on a highway in Santa Ynez, California today, causing multiple fractures and lacerations. The jogger was airlifted to the hospital, but his injuries are not life-threatening. Crosby told police he was blinded by the sun. According to a police report, alcohol and drugs were not a factor, and Crosby immediately stopped his vehicle. I’m sure the jogger is in a lot of pain right now, but let’s all be glad this didn’t turn out worse. Can you imagine how it must feel to get hit by a car at 55 MPH? Or the mental anguish of running someone down at any speed?
UPDATE: Crosby’s PR manager provides this statement…
David Crosby is obviously very upset that he accidentally hit anyone. 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.
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