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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 January 2007, 22:11 GMT
Kidman hurt during 'zombie' crash
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman's car was being towed during filming
Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman was taken to hospital after being involved in a car crash while filming a zombie scene in her latest film.

She and seven others were released from Los Angeles hospitals after checks. None were seriously injured.

Kidman, reputed to be the highest-paid actress in the world, was behind the wheel of a Jaguar during production of The Invasion, when the crash occurred.

Her publicist said the car was being towed by a filming vehicle at the time.

"The stunt driver apparently went off course and hit a light post," said Los Angeles police officer Karen Smith.

The accident happened on a public street in the city, which had been sealed off for filming, at about 0100 (0900 GMT) on Thursday.

Ms Smith said police would probably conduct a routine traffic accident investigation at the scene.

Kidman's publicist, Catherine Olim, said the star was trying to shake zombies off the bonnet of her Jaguar when the car spun off the road.

"I think she's OK," said Ms Olim.

She said Kidman, 39, was examined at hospital then released two hours later, and was expected to go straight back to work.


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