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Publicist: Arquette 'OK' after crash

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Mar 07, 2011 23:20 hrs

Actor David Arquette's Cadillac crashed head-on with another vehicle in Beverly Hills on Friday, but the actor was not seriously hurt and even joked about the collision on Twitter just a few hours later.

Arquette, 39, was "OK" after the crash, and was on his way to being treated, publicist Cindy Guagenti told The Associated Press in an e-mail.

"I got into a car accident but I'm fine. Luckily I have dragon's blood running through my veins," Arquette quipped on his Twitter account about two hours after the accident.

Arquette apparently deleted that Tweet. It did not appear on his page later Friday night, but several others referring to the crash did.

"Remember to wear your seatbelt — wish I was," he said in one.

Another read: "It was a miracle the woman I hit was uninjured — Thank God!"

Arquette said that he was headed to the airport to catch a plane to Las Vegas for a friend's restaurant opening at the time of the crash on Doheny Drive just north of Santa Monica Boulevard along the West Hollywood and Beverly Hills city limits.

Arquette and the other driver were the only two people involved, Beverly Hills police and fire officials said. There was no immediate word on what caused the collision.

Both were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with injuries that were not considered serious.

Arquette, who has spoken publicly about his struggles with substance abuse, said last week on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that he has been sober since Dec. 30. He wrote Friday that he turned down drugs at the hospital after the crash.

"Refused all pain medication — may the record state — still sober!" he Tweeted.

Celebrity website TMZ, which first reported the accident, posted pictures that showed Arquette lying on a patch of roadside grass next to his silver Cadillac and another vehicle. Both had damage on their front bumpers and air bags deployed.

Video posted on the site showed paramedics and firefighters putting a man that appeared to be Arquette on a stretcher and lifting him into an ambulance.

Arquette and wife Courteney Cox announced that they were separating in October. The pair met when they appeared in the film "Scream" in 1996, and are co-starring in the fourth installment of the horror series due out later this year. They have a 6-year-old daughter together.

Arquette has also starred in the films "Never Been Kissed" and "3000 Miles to Graceland."



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