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Nicole Kidman in car accident during movie shoot

Nicole Kidman in car accident during movie shoot

Nicole Kidman was taken to a hospital after the Jaguar she was driving crashed early Thursday during downtown shooting of the science fiction thriller "The Invasion," police said.
Kidman, 39, was examined then released two hours later, her publicist, Catherine Olim, said.
"I think she's OK," Olim said, adding it was unclear if the actress went home or returned to the set to resume shooting of the Warner Bros. movie.
The Jaguar was being towed by a camera rig that skidded while taking a corner at about 45 mph (72.4 kph), causing Kidman's car to hit a pole, Olim said.
The actress and a young boy in the car were wearing seat belts, Olim said. It was believed the young boy was a stunt person, she said.
"The stunt driver apparently went off course and hit a light post," police Officer Karen Smith said.
Eight people, including Kidman, stuntmen and cameramen, were taken to hospitals for examination and were released, Smith said.
The Oscar-winning actress, who stars as a Washington psychiatrist who unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, was trying to escape zombie-like characters on the hood of the Jaguar when the crash occurred, Olim said.
Warner Bros. spokeswoman Jan Craft's office said a statement would be released later.


Updated : 2021-02-27 02:37 GMT+08:00