Orlando Bloom 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.
Bloom’s other screen credits include “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “Troy.”