Sidney Poitier Involved In Car Accident

April 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Apr 01 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the police in Beverly Hills, California the eighty three year old actor, Sidney Poitier was involved in a vehicle accident at around 4 pm on Monday. The car wreck, which happened on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, was reported on Wednesday by TMZ. The police said that several emergency vehicles reported to the scene.

“Poitier was driving a dark colored Mercedes Benz northbound when it collided with a dark colored Porsche,” said a police statement. Although Sidney Poitier was not injured, according to reports, the driver of the other car was taken to UCLA Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. The cause of the automobile crash in still being investigated, according to the police.

Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, diplomat and author who was born on February 20,1927. In 1963, he became the first black person to ever win an Academy Award for his performance in the film entitled, “Lilies In The Field.” He is ranked number 22 in the list of 25 Greatest Male Stars of All Time, and he was named so by the American Film Institute in 1999. He was the top box office star of 1967, when he starred in three very successful films; “To Sir, with Love”, “In the Heat of the Night” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” He was awarded the highest civilian honor available in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Obama on August 12, 2009.

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