Actor Kirk Douglas was being treated Thursday for injuries suffered when the helicopter he was riding in collided with an airplane, killing two people and injuring Noel Blanc, who does the voice of Bugs Bunny.
Douglas, Blanc and Beverly Hills police officer Michael Carra were aboard the helicopter when it collided with an aerobatics plane over Santa Paula Airport on Wednesday afternoon. Both people in the plane were killed."I think you'd almost have to call it a miracle that those three men survived," said Dr. Robert Dekkers, an internal medicine specialist at Santa Paula Memorial Hospital where the three were taken.
Douglas, 74, was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was listed in fair condition with cuts and bruises.
Blanc, 52, was in serious but stable condition in the Santa Paula hospital's intensive care unit where he was being treated for multiple fractures to his right leg, at least five broken ribs, a bruised lung and bruised kidney, said hospital supervisor Sky Heatherton.