Orlando Bloom crashes car only minutes after leaving club
OrlandoBloom was involved in a minor car crash on a Hollywood street early Friday morning, police said. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star told police he was being chased by paparazzi as he left a nightclub around 2:15 a.m. in his 2003 Toyota Matrix.
Bloom, 30, said a paparazzo in a silver or white sport utility vehicle made a sudden lane change and cut him off, said Officer Ana Aguirre.
Though Bloom was not injured in the accident, two passengers in his car were. Police said a 30-year-old woman in the front seat got cuts and bruises on her face, while a 35-year-old woman in the back seat fractured her neck. Both were treated at a local hospital. They were not identified.
In an e-mail to The Associated Press, Bloom`s publicist Robin Baum said the woman in the back seat only "sustained a minor neck injury." Bloom spent the night at Cedars Sinai to be with woman, a childhood friend of his, Baum said.
Authorities confirmed Bloom filed a police report and spoke with investigators at the scene.
"No alcohol was involved, and he wasn`t speeding," Aguirre said. There was minor damage to his car and the parked car, she said.
Police were searching for the paparazzo to get the other driver`s side of the story, she said.