Entertainer Jimmy Lin recovering well after car crash: agent

Taoyuan, July 25 (CNA) Taiwanese actor and singer Jimmy Lin (林志穎) is still in hospital but is in stable condition and recovering well from a car crash, in which he was injured on July 22, his agent said Monday.

At a press conference, Lin’s agent and his brother told reporters that the entertainer was still unable to piece together the events that led to the crash and explosion of his Telsa electric vehicle on a street in Taoyuan’s Luzhu District last Friday.

Dashcam and surveillance footage of the accident showed the front of Lin’s Tesla Model X clipping a raised lane divider then crashing into a signpost at around 11 a.m.

Construction workers and passersby in the area managed to pull Lin and his 6-year-old son from the car shortly before it burst into flames, video footage shot by bystanders showed.

Lin sustained several fractures and required surgery after he was taken to Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, but he is now in stable condition and on his way to recovery, his agent and his brother said, without giving any further details.

They did not give any information about the condition of the entertainer’s son, who was seen in the videos with some minor injures and was also hospitalized after the accident.

The agent and Lin’s brother said Monday’s press conference would be the last one until the entertainer himself is well enough to give an update himself.

They also expressed thanks to the passersby who pulled the entertainer and his son from the car and said Lin will contact them soon to personally thank them.

Lin, a popular actor, singer and race car driver, had passed a breathalyzer test at the scene of the accident, according to police, who said the cause of the accident was being investigated.