LOS ANGELES:

Oscar-winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman was taken to hospital after a car she was travelling in crashed during the shooting of a science-fiction film in Los Angeles, police said on January 25.

The 39-year-old Australian screen goddess — the highest-paid actress in Hollywood — was treated at the Cedars Sinai Hospital after a stunt vehicle crashed into a lamppost, police said.

“At about 0900 GMT this morning, a stunt vehicle travelling at 300 West 6th Street went off the road and collided with a light pole,” Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Martha Garcia told AFP. “There were reports of minor complaints, but the people involved made their own arrangements to go to hospital and have since been released. Any injuries were minor.”

Garcia confirmed Kidman was in the car that crashed.

Kidman was in a car being towed by a camera truck which skidded as it went round a corner, reports said. Video footage of the incident on local television showed an apparently calm Kidman walking away from the scene of the accident.