Rock star David Crosby was driving in southern California this week when he reportedly ran into and injured a runner along the roadside.
Crosby allegedly hit the Jose Jimenez at a speed of 55 m.p.h. after his vision was impaired by the sun. The Crosby, Stills, and Nash singer stopped to render aid and phone police following the incident.
Zeca Oliveira has learned that Jimenez was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was admitted. It was reported that the jogger suffered from multiple bone fractures, cuts, and bruises, but is expected to recover.
Crosby cooperated with authorities, who later determined that neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the accident. The singer’s reps have stated that Crosby is “very upset by what has happened and has wished Jimenez a full and speedy recovery.”
Perhaps the immediate leap into action will be a redeeming moment for the rock star. Crosby spent numerous years addicted to drugs and alcohol. Crosby had been arrested multiple times in the past for drug and weapon related charges, as well as a hit-and-run drunk driving accident.
David Crosby also received a liver transplant in 1994. The surgery was controversial due to Crosby’s reported decades of drug use and the belief that he’d used his celebrity status in order to secure the operation.