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Nicole Kidman, 7 others injured in filming mishap

January 26, 2007|Richard Winton | Times Staff Writer

Actress Nicole Kidman was among eight people injured on a movie shoot in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday when a car struck a light pole, police said.

The Jaguar, which was being towed by a camera truck, spun out of control about 1 a.m. as it took a corner in the 300 block of West 6th Street and its rear left side slammed into a light pole, LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon said.

"Eight people complained of injury, including Nicole Kidman, and went to the hospital and were later released," Vernon said. The 39-year-old actress was examined at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and released.

The Oscar-winning actress was filming a science-fiction thriller, "The Invasion."

During the scene, which was captured on video by Splash News, Kidman is seen trying to escape zombie-like characters on the outside of the Jaguar when the crash occurred. Stunt personnel are hanging on to the vehicle during the scene.

LAPD Capt. Andrew Smith said Kidman was a passenger in the vehicle that spun out of control during filming. Smith said his officers were told that the vehicle had lost control on the slick road surface.

The injuries, Smith said, were mostly minor. Kidman "had a boo-boo. But one of the people involved suffered a broken arm," Smith said.

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richard.winton@latimes.com

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