Us Weekly reports that Golden Globe-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix was involved in a car accident Thursday morning while driving in the Hollywood Hills. ''His brakes went out and the car flipped over,'' the actor's publicist, Susan Patricola, told Us. ''But he's doing fine. He may be very sore in the morning, but right now he is doing okay.''
Although the exact circumstances of the accident are under investigation, Patricola told Us that the 31-year-old star was driving at the time and was not hospitalized. According to Us the accident occurred on a winding stretch of Laurel Canyon Boulevard just north of Sunset Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills.
The actor is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award which is set to be handed out on January 29. ''Joaquin will be at the awards on Sunday,'' Patricola tells Us. ''He'll be okay.''