'Revenge of the Nerds' actor Robert Carradine cited in crash

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TMZ has learned that Robert Carradine -- the star of "Revenge of the Nerds" -- was involved in a horrifying car accident with a semi-truck. The head-on collision occurred last week on a Colorado highway at 3 PM. According to the police report, Carradine crossed the dividing line and slammed into the truck. Firefighters removed Carradine from his car and he was rushed to a nearby hospital with "incapacitating" injuries. Carradine's wife was in the car and also injured.
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DOLORES, Colo. (AP) - Robert Carradine was cited with careless driving in a crash that injured the "Revenge of the Nerds" star and his wife in Colorado, authorities said Thursday.

The wreck happened March 5 near Dolores, in the state's southwestern corner.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the 60-year-old actor crossed into the oncoming lane on Colorado Highway 145, crashing into a tractor-trailer.

Carradine and his wife, Edith, were both hurt, but their injuries were not life-threatening, Trooper Josh Lewis told The Associated Press. The truck driver, 59-year-old Richard Clayton of Wisconsin, wasn't injured, Lewis said.

The Carradines were both wearing seat belts. They were taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango.

It's unclear how long they were there. But neither was listed as being at the hospital Thursday, Mercy Regional spokesman David Bruzzese said.

Sgt. James Saunders of the state patrol told The Durango Herald that neither alcohol nor speeding was a factor in the crash.

"The fact that they were wearing seat belts is why they are with us today," he said.

The youngest of a prolific acting family, Robert Carradine worked steadily in film and television for more than 40 years.

He and half-brother David Carradine often could be seen in the same projects, including the TV series "Kung Fu," Walter Hill's "The Long Riders," and Paul Bartel's "Cannonball."

Robert Carradine's biggest hit came in 1984 with the off-color comedy "Revenge of the Nerds," in which he played head nerd Lewis Skolnick. He reprised the role in the big screen sequel and two small-screen follow-ups.

More recently, Quentin Tarantino cast Robert Carradine as a tracker in the 2012 film "Django Unchained."

Tarantino is filming his latest movie, "The Hateful Eight," in nearby Telluride, Colorado, but the Weinstein Co. said Carradine is not involved with that project.

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Associated Press film writer Lindsey D. Bahr in Los Angeles contributed to this report.




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