Shia LaBeouf cleared of blame in car crash

Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:44pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Indiana Jones" star Shia LaBeouf was cleared of blame in a weekend collision because the other driver ran a red light, police said on Tuesday.

Sunday's accident occurred when the 22-year-old LaBeouf, who authorities say was driving under the influence, made a left turn and collided with another vehicle. The crash caused the actor's truck to roll over.

"LaBoeuf has been determined at this stage not to have caused the accident," said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Whitmore said the other driver failed to stop for a red light and slammed into the truck LaBeouf was driving.

LaBeouf was cited for misdemeanor driving under the influence, but Whitmore said officials are waiting for results of a toxicology test before filing a formal charge.

A representative for the star had no immediate comment.

LaBoeuf, who starred in the summer's box office hit "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and last year's action flick "Transformers" suffered injuries to his head, knee and hand in the crash. He underwent surgery on his hand.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

 
<p>Actor Shia LaBeouf poses at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California in this March 29, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files</p>