David Crosby hit a jogger at 55 miles per hour – the posted speed limit – while driving in Santa Ynez, California, according to KEYT. Emergency responders airlifted 46-year-old victim Jose Jiminez, who suffered multiple fractures, abrasions and lacerations, to a hospital. His injuries are reportedly not life-threatening. The incident took place near the singer-songwriter’s home.
Crosby told authorities that he had been blinded by the sun at the time of the accident. Neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the accident, according to a police report, and Crosby stopped his vehicle immediately after the accident. TMZ reports police are still investigating the incident.
The singer-songwriter has kept a low profile in recent months, though he piped in late last year to confirm that Crosby, Stills and Nash would not be touring with bandmate Neil Young ever again. At the time, he said that Young was “very angry” with him and told a fan on Twitter that he knew “at least 20 better guitar players than Neil.” Ostensibly, Young was angered by Crosby’s comments that his girlfriend, Daryl Hannah, was a “purely poisonous predator,” in an interview with The Idaho Statesman.
Graham Nash chimed in later and said that Young was “just a little upset right now.”
Prior to the controversy, CSN performed with “Neil Young” (or at least Neil Young played by Jimmy Fallon) on the Tonight Show for a funny rendition of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” The quartet accordingly replaced the rapper’s “I-G-G-Y” chant with “C-S-N-Y.”
Last January, Crosby put out a new solo album, Croz, premiering the album via Rolling Stone. “I spent a lot of that time working with Crosby, Stills and Nash these past two decades,” he said. “But I wanted to challenge myself and work outside the group. Also, I do things differently than they do and a couple years ago, I just started writing like crazy. I’m so happy that I did.”