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David Arquette in Head-On Car Accident

3/4/2011 7:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

David Arquette was just involved in a head-on collision and he's injured ... TMZ has learned.

David Arquette Car Accident

David was driving in West Hollywood just a few minutes ago ... when his car veered into oncoming traffic.

David is lying on the ground right now -- bleeding --  as fire trucks are racing to the scene.

David Arquette Car Accident Video
A witness tells TMZ ... David was behind a car that stopped suddenly.  David then swerved to the left to avoid hitting the car and went into oncoming traffic.  David slammed into a car going in the opposite direction.

David was driving a silver Cadillac.

David Arquette Car Crash Pics
We're told David was on his way to Burbank airport to board a private jet which was going to Las Vegas, for the grand opening of Sugar Factory -- a candy store at the Paris Hotel.  He was supposed to attend a party hosted by Kim Kardashian.

UPDATE: He's being taken away by ambulance right now.

UPDATE 3:13 PM PT: Authorities now say the drivers of both vehicles suffered minor to moderate injuries.

Story developing ...


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The account of this accident is not what one would normally expect.Most people would not veer into oncoming traffic for any reason.If he is a alcohol abuser..there is your default answer.

1297 days ago


#117 Zoolady... why do you assume they didn't call 911? Obviously the footage doesn't even start until after the accident.. even after David exited his car and laid on the sidewalk. Also I guess you don't watch your local news much because there is always footage like this showing accidents or someone on a stretcher, not like his guts were hanging out .. not even any visible blood. Calm down already.

1297 days ago

Vera DeStefano    

Maybe it's not an important detail to some but how is the innocent driver of the car Arquette hit?

1297 days ago


How is TMZ there so fast on the scene??? Did you guys cause this crash????????? Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!

1297 days ago


his spokesperson just stated that he was "fine"

1297 days ago


One of those freak accidents that you magically escape the other 99 times.

You're in a hurry, and your stuck behind somebody, and you get mad and dart out to go around him.

But today is not your day.

it happens

Hope everyone recovers.

1297 days ago

Casey Angus    

I really am a HUGE fan of TMZ and everything you guys do but can you please think twice before posting pics like this of David Arquette on the ground RIGHT after an accident? You have NO idea what kind of injuries he may have sustained. What if he died on the way to the hospital? I'm sorry, but I don't think it's very considerate to his family.

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1297 days ago


I think what REALLY happened here is that he actually swerved into on coming traffic not to avoid the car in front of him, but rather to avoid the horrible evening he was about to spend at Kim K's candy store opening.
Actually, David, I'm a huge fan and was really upset to hear this. I wish you a speedy recovery and all the best always! You deserve nothing else!

1297 days ago


Prayers for you David please be ok!

1297 days ago


so sad for other driver. geico squirrel?

1297 days ago


Sounds like he is in the wrong.....excessive speed, traveling to close to vehicle in front, and pulling into the opposite lane of traffic.........lawsuit and more lawsuit!

1297 days ago


Hope all involved will be okay.. Looks like it happened on a side street. Curious as to how fast he (and the other car) were going and how close he was behind the other car.

1297 days ago


I hope the innocent occupants of the other car are not injured. As for David, well SOMETHING happened to him prior to the accident, causing him to swerve into the on-coming lane. Whatever it was is a cause for concern. The cause may have been as simple as a bee in the car or as concerning as a stroke or heart attack on David's part. Seeing him laying there on the grass, eyes closed and not observing nor talking is a concern to all except perhaps an attorney. An early and positive report from the hospital would be welcomed by all.

1297 days ago

Uncle Rufus    

Dude...I'm focusing my ENTIRE Warlock being at you! My Tiger's blood melds with yours, bro! I'm sending a BIG, HEAPING, HELPING OF CHARLIE SHEEN RX TO YOU...NOW GO, GO, GOOOOOOOOOL!

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