Robert Pattinson Hit by Taxi While Escaping Hysterical Fans

Robert Pattinson

The "Twilight" leading actor has become the subject of major media headlines after he is reported being hit by a taxi while shooting his next movie "Remember Me" in N.Y.C.
Robert Pattinson was involved in a minor accident while filming his next movie "Remember Me" in Manhattan, New York City on Thursday, June 18. Per Radar Online, which is the first to report the story, the British hunk was escaping a throng of hysterical female fans when he suddenly was hit by a taxi. He, nevertheless, was said escaping any injury.

Chronicling the incident, Radar Online reports that Robert was making his way out of the Strand Bookstore on Broadway and 12th Street after filming a scene inside the building when a group of fans began to hound him. There were 5 security guards trying to rush him to his trailer, but the attempt failed.

It was raining at that time and Robert tried to escape the frenzy by running across the busy street. Suddenly, a moving taxi "grazed" him. The taxi's driver was quick to slam on the brakes. "It appeared as if the cab hit Rob in the hip. He stood there for a moment looking stunned. The bodyguard next to him checked if he was okay and then screamed at the fans: 'You see what you did, you almost killed him!' " Radar Online writes.

So far, there hasn't been record on Robert's condition. He is expected to be staying in Manhattan for the next four weeks to complete shooting "Remember Me", which is slated for February 12, 2010 U.S. release.

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