Nicole Kidman in Car CrashNicole Kidman was escaping from zombie aliens on the set of her new film, when the car she was in had a nasty crash. US Weekly says that there were actors hanging off the hood during the action scene. Luckily, Nicole was not seriously injured and reportedly returned to the set the same day. Although reportedly some crew members were slightly injured.
Oscar-winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman and seven other people were injured when a high-speed film stunt went wrong in Los Angeles today. Kidman suffered minor injuries on the set of an alien thriller in Los Angeles when her car crashed into a light pole during filming, police said.You can see the video of the crash here. It was a very nasty crash, no question. We're glad no one was seriously hurt, although it looked like Nicole was shaken up. And we're not sure how "minor" the crew's injuries really were.
Kidman, who was behind the wheel of a Jaguar rigged for filming when it struck a pole at more than 70kmh, was taken to a local hospital, Los Angeles Police spokeswoman Karen Smith said. Smith said seven other people on the set of The Invasion went to local hospitals complaining of injuries but none were seriously hurt.
Warner Brothers Pictures, the studio behind The Invasion, confirmed that Kidman was taken to hospital but said only two other crew members were hurt. A Warner Brothers statement said Kidman was quickly released and would return to the set when filming resumed later today. "No other actors were involved in the scene at the time of the incident," Warner Bros. said. "Two additional crew members sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.
"The production took the appropriate steps following the incident to ensure the safety of cast and crew." There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy in the number of injured listed by the police and the studio. Smith said the LAPD was likely to conduct a routine traffic accident investigation and that a state workplace safety agency might also be called in.
Posted on January 26, 2007