Bill Haas survives fatal car crash

American golfer Bill Haas can count himself lucky after surviving a serious car accident that left one person dead and two injured.

The crash happened in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles on Tuesday night, LA police confirmed.

Haas, 35, was a passenger in a Ferrari which was involved in a collision with a BMW.

The driver of the Ferrari, named as 71-year-old Mark Gibello, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police said Haas was "doing OK".

A SUV driven by actor Luke Wilson – brother of Owen – was sideswiped by the Ferrari just before the crash.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the two people injured – a 35-year-old male and the 50-year-old female driver of the BMW – were "both in a serious condition".

Haas, who won the FedEx Cup in 2011,  was set to play in this week's Genesis Open at the nearby Riviera Country Club, but has withdrawn and returned to his Greenville, South Carolina home to recover.