UPDATE: EOnline reports that Summit says–
Robert Pattinson is fine. The reports are exaggerated, and the accident was
not caused by fans. Production continues.”
The Summit rep refused to say what did cause the cabbie accident, or
whether or not additional precautions were being taken for Pattinson.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Robert Pattinson fan worship is getting out of control — and now R-Pattz mania has led to what could have been a serious accident.
The other day we conveyed some video footage and photographic evidence of the Twilight hottie getting mobbed by female fans on the streets of New York. Well this time his nutso fans have chased him right into the path of an oncoming cab!
Rob was clipped by the car as he and his bodyguards were trying to escape the screaming hoards while filming his new movie 'Remember Me'.
Luckily Rob wasn't badly hurt, but witnesses say he looked pretty freaked out.
"Some of the teen girls were hysterical and Robert rushed across the road. As he did so, a taxi grazed him. The cabbie slammed on his brakes as soon as he realized what had happened. It appeared as if the cab hit Rob in the hip," says an onlooker. "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!'"
Read the rest of the story at Radar Online.
If the die-hard Twihards really must be there just to watch Rob cross the street, we suggest they put their lemming heads together and introduce a self-imposed "two metres of personal space" rule.