[ 2007-01-26 10:53 ]
Nicole Kidman was taken to a hospital after the Jaguar she
was in crashed early Thursday during downtown shooting of the science fiction thriller
"The Invasion," police said.
Kidman, 39, was examined at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and then released a
short time later. Paramedics were called to examine Kidman for injuries before
she was taken to the hospital, police said.
"Nicole Kidman was in the vehicle at the time of the accident and was taken
to the hospital for evaluation. She was released shortly thereafter," Warner
Bros. said in a statement.
No other actors were involved in the scene at the time of the accident, the
The Jaguar was being towed by a camera rig that skidded while taking a corner
and caused Kidman's car to hit a pole on West Sixth Street, police said. The
actress was wearing a seat belt.
"The stunt driver apparently went off course and hit a light post at about 1
a.m.," police Officer Karen Smith said.
Eight people, including Kidman, stuntmen and cameramen, were taken to hospitals
for examination and were released, Smith said. Warner Bros. said two crew
members had minor injuries.
Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc., also said production continued
after the crash and Kidman was expected back on the set Thursday.
The Oscar-winning actress, who stars as a Washington psychiatrist who
unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, was involved in a scene involving an
escape from zombielike characters who are on the hood of the car.
science fiction thriller：科幻惊悚影片