Keanu Reeves was behind the wheel of a Porsche that grazed a celebrity photographer standing in the path of the sports car, investigators said Tuesday.
The photographer fell to the ground and paramedics were called after Reeves’ car struck the man at 7:30 p.m. Monday, said Deputy Ed Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The photographer, whose name wasn’t released, was taken to a hospital for treatment of unknown injuries, Hernandez said. Reeves, 42, wasn’t hurt.
“He grazed a paparazzi standing in front of his Porsche, and the man fell to the ground,” Hernandez said. It wasn’t known how fast the Porsche was traveling.
Reeves, the star of the “Matrix” trilogy, “Speed” and “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” was leaving a parking space in the Avenida Tranquila residential area near Los Verdes County Golf Course about 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, he said.
Reeves’ lawyer, Jay Lavely, said Tuesday the incident “appears to have been brought on more by the actions of the paparazzo than by the actions of Mr. Reeves.”
The Sheriff’s Department was investigating the incident. Lavely said Reeves was cooperating fully with authorities and “will also consider his own legal rights concerning the matter.”