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'Reading Rainbow' Host in Car Accident

7/14/2009 2:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LaVar BurtonLaw enforcement sources tell TMZ LeVar Burton was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles early yesterday evening.

We're told Burton -- who hosted "Reading Rainbow" and starred in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Roots" -- collided with a car making a left turn at the intersection of Laurel Ave. and Beverly Blvd. at around 7:30 PM PT.

Our sources say Burton and the other driver were both taken to a local hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

UPDATE: The accident occurred when a 74-year-old woman made a left turn in front of Burton -- he struck her car and then hit a parked car, causing a chain reaction that damaged two other cars. Both LeVar and the woman were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and released.

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mrez golucky    

Yikes!

1843 days ago
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danth3man    

dont take his word for it

1843 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

Geordie, Don't drive in L.A. with La Forge specs on... even number one knows... you usually crash.

May the Fart be with you.

1843 days ago
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safire    

good thank god hes ok i love levar

1843 days ago
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M    

I like him! He seems really nice and smart. I hope he's ok!

1843 days ago
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Music4Teens.com    

He must have been wearing that silly prop for his eyes from Star Trek.

1843 days ago
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Helldorado    

Toby?
Is that you?

1843 days ago
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Edumacated    

"Reading Rainbow" and "Star Trek?" Uh, OK, but how can anyone mention LeVar Burton and fail to reference his starring role in "Roots," the EPIC miniseries (and ratings buster) that turned him from an unknown acting student at USC into an overnight star?

1843 days ago
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Music4Teens.com    

Then it must be those chains on his legs that caused the crash.

1843 days ago
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Don Keedic    

I rented ROOTS last night - I watched it backwards so it would have a happy ending

1843 days ago
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PolarBear    

The only way Burton wouldn't see a car making a left turn at the intersection of Laurel Ave. and Beverly Blvd. at around 7:30 PM PT is if the damned thing has it's cloaking mechanism on and the Enterprise sensors were malfunctioning due to an intersectional time flux, and YOU HAVE TO HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS. He's be fine. Two weeks with the Fiji program on the Holodeck and he'll be off to the races.

1843 days ago
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oooitsmagic    

he'll be ight!

1843 days ago
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Andy    


I really miss Jordy LaForge as the blind officer on board of the start trek "Nemo" he he just kiddn'
I especially love the non fuel injected air filter that he stole of some 1986 Oldmobile Omega that he uses to "see" -
Back when he was on some earth or some inter-gallactic Sun glass Hut like, unless that was the style back then to sport.
READING RAINBOW THEME SONG GETS THE 8 YR. OLD CRUNK!!! LOL

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high
Take a look, it's in a book - Reading Rainbow.
I can go anywhere!
Friends to know and ways to grow - Reading Rainbow.
I can be anything!
Take a look, it's in a book - Reading Rainbow.
Reading Rainbow, Reading Rainbow, Reading Rainbow, Reading Rainbow!

1843 days ago
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ilovetheshowmadmen    

"butterflies in the sky...
you take a look , you read a book.."

1843 days ago
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mellow    

Love Levar and reading his twitter page but lol at this:
# RT @simplediary: What does it take to make you furious? Getting stuck behind a Prius on the freeway!http://tr.im/simdi #simplediary6:45 PM Jul 10th from TweetDeck

I would be deleting anything to do with traffic references eh?
Glad they are both OK, that intersection sucks, always has

1843 days ago
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