Accident happens in Santa Ynez, California, near where Crosby lives
The jogger suffered multiple fractures; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening
Singer-songwriter David Crosby hit a jogger with his car Sunday evening, a spokesman said.
The accident happened in Santa Ynez, California, near where Crosby lives.
Crosby was driving at approximately 50 mph when he struck the jogger, California Highway Patrol Spokesman Don Clotworthy said Monday. The posted speed limit was 55.
The jogger, identified as Jose LuQuin Jimenez, was in fair condition Tuesday, a spokesman for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital said. The man suffered multiple fractures, Clotworthy said earlier.
“Mr. Crosby was cooperative with authorities and he was not impaired or intoxicated in any way,” said Clotworthy.
According to the spokesman, the jogger and Crosby were on the same side of the road.
Pedestrians are supposed to be on the left side of the road walking toward traffic, Clotworthy said. Joggers are considered pedestrians.
Crosby is known for weaving multilayered harmonies over sweet melodies. He is part of the celebrated rock group Crosby, Stills & Nash, and was also a member of the Byrds.
“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,” said Michael Jensen, a Crosby spokesman. “He wishes the jogger a very speedy recovery.”