Robert Carradine was involved in a life-threatening car accident with a semi-truck on a Colorado highway.
Robert, who is brother to the late David Carradine, suffered “incapacitating” injuries after he and his wife Edie Mani had a head-on collision with a semi-truck.
The 60-year-old actor reportedly crossed the dividing line of a Colorado highway shortly before slamming into a semi-truck at 2:17 P.M. on Thursday, March 5.
Colorado State Patrol Sergeant James Saunders issued an official statement about the events leading up to the head-on collision.
“[Robert Carradine] was northbound on Highway 145 and drove right into the oncoming lane. There were no apparent contributing factors. The fact that they were wearing seatbelts is why they are with us today”.
Local firefighters had to pull the actor and his wife, Edie, from his 2003 Mercury Marauder, which was totaled in the collision.
The couple were taken to a Southwest Memorial Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, the newspaper said.
Neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor, but the actor was cited for careless driving.
The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
Carradine is best known for playing frat geek Lewis Skolnick in several “Revenge of the Nerds” films.
Many may also recognize Carradine as the father of the Lizzie McGuire in the hit TV series of the same name, which launched the career of actress Hillary Duff.
Carradine is also currently serving as the executive producer and host of “King of the Nerds,” a reality TV competition on TBS, which is in its third season and airing its finale on Friday.
The couple was reportedly transferred to the Mercy Regional Medical Center located in Durango, Colorado. Both were treated for their injuries and released.
Carradine, 60, is the youngest of the Carradine family of actors, including his father John Carradine, his brother, veteran actor Keith Carradine, and his late brother, David Carradine, of the Kung Fu movies.
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