Filmmaker John Waters was in a car crash in Baltimore County but has since been released from the hospital. The collision involved a van running a red light and hitting Waters' car in Timonium. Despite concerns, Waters assures fans of his well-being as his cinematic legacy continues to inspire.

Baltimore actor John Waters leaves hospital after car crash

Renowned filmmaker John Waters was discharged from a Maryland hospital following a car crash that left him injured. Waters, known for his iconic works like "Pink Flamingos" and "Hairspray," encountered the accident in Baltimore County, sparking concern among fans.

As CBS news has reported, the incident occurred when a van, running a red light, collided with Waters' car in Timonium, just north of Baltimore. Although details about the crash were not disclosed, Waters confirmed his release from the hospital and assured his well-being in a statement.

Despite rumors circulating on social media about critical injuries, Waters clarified that while he was hurt, he did not sustain any major injuries. The 78-year-old, often nicknamed "The Pope of Trash", is an iconic figure in Baltimore's film scene, having created numerous cult classics set in the city.

While Waters' last feature film dates back to 2004, his impact on cinema remains significant, with ongoing celebrations of his boundary-pushing works. Last September, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, further solidifying his influence in the industry.

Despite the accident, Waters' legacy continues to thrive, with institutions like the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures honoring his contributions to cinema. From his transgressive cult films of the 1970s to his enduring comedy "Hairspray," Waters' imprint on film history remains indelible.