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Sidney Poitier uninjured after crashing his Benz in Beverly Hills

Sidney Poitier - Mandela and DeKlerk
Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier who starred in Mandela and DeKlerk, was uninjured during a collision between his Mercedes-Benz and a Porsche in Beverly Hills this week. Photo: Hallmark Entertainment)

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier was involved in a car crash in which his Mercedes-Benz collided with a Porsche 911 in Beverly Hills, California, according to a report with photos posted March 31, 2010. He appears in the photos to be driving a black SL convertible.

According to a police statement, "Poitier was driving a dark colored Mercedes-Benz northbound [on Sunset Boulevard] when it collided with a dark colored Porsche,"

The TMZ report said the 83-year-old Academy Award-winning actor was uninjured, but that a passenger in the Porsche was transported to UCLA Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The first black man to win an Academy Award, Poitier is known for older movies such as Lilies of the Field, To Sir with Love, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. in recent years he co-starred with Michael Caine in the 1997 film, Mandela and DeKlerk, which was nominated for numerous Golden Globe Awards.


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