Conrad Hilton Injured in Major Car Crash — Is He OK?
While most of Hollywood was gearing up for the Video Music Awards and Emmys this weekend, Conrad Hilton wasn’t having a grand time. The 19-year-old was injured when he lost control of his BMW on a highway near Palm Springs, authorities confirm to the Associated Press and TMZ.
While both outlets reported Conrad’s involvement in the accident, there’s a discrepancy when it comes to his current status. The AP report notes that he sustained major injuries, while TMZ claims he escaped with only minor injuries — cuts, bruises, and a fractured hand. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Daniel Hesser told the AP that Conrad was taken from the scene of the accident to Desert Regional Medical Center, where his current status is unknown.
Authorities have ruled out alcohol and drugs as factors in the crash, but they do allege Conrad was speeding when he tried to change lanes and collided with a Volkswagen, then hit the rear of a tractor.
Paramedics resorted to using the Jaws of Life to pull Conrad from the wreckage, which sounds pretty bad. Apparently, before the crash, someone called 911 to report Conrad’s reckless driving and he was nearly pulled over, but the officer lost sight of him.