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Last Updated: Saturday, 13 October 2007, 12:08 GMT 13:08 UK
Orlando Bloom in LA car accident
Orlando Bloom
Bloom recently made his debut on the West End stage
Actor Orlando Bloom has escaped unharmed following a car accident.

Bloom, 30, told police he was being chased by a paparazzo in Hollywood who suddenly changed lanes and cut him off, officer Ana Aguirre said.

Bloom swerved to avoid colliding with the other car but ended up hitting two parked cars, she added.

Two of Bloom's passengers were injured and required hospital treatment. Officer Aguirre said no alcohol was involved and Bloom was not speeding.

Police said a 30-year-old woman in the front seat had cuts and bruises on her face, while a 35-year-old woman in the back seat fractured her neck.

Mystery driver

Bloom spent the night at the Cedars Sinai hospital to be with the second woman, who was a childhood friend, his publicist Robin Baum said.

Police say they now want to trace the other driver to get their side of the story.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star told police he was leaving a nightclub at about 0215 local time (0915 GMT) when the photographer began following him.

Bloom's other films include The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Troy.

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