LAPD investigates Arnold Schwarzenegger car crash after woman is injured when the star rolls his GMC Yukon SUV over a Prius and then onto a Porsche Taycan after lunch with his son and daughter

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a car accident on Friday afternoon as he was making a left turn
  • Actor, 74, was driving a black GMC Yukon SUV when he collided with a red Prius in a head on crash
  • Black Yukon SUV ended up on top of the Prius before partially rolling onto a white Porsche directly behind
  • Schwarzenegger was said to be unhurt but the driver of the Prius was taken to the hospital with injuries




Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a car crash on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles that involved four vehicles and left his enormous black SUV perched on top of another car, leaving one other driver with a head injury.  

The former governor, 74, was driving his GMC Yukon SUV and was about to turn onto busy Sunset Boulevard, about half-a-mile from his home in the Brentwood, when he smashed into a red Toyota Prius at 4:35pm. 

The Prius was said to have been making a U-turn in the road when the collision occurred. The impact of the crash was so severe that the Prius' airbags deployed as a result of the collision as did those in Schwarzenegger's vehicle.

The star's SUV then started to roll onto a white Porsche Taycan that was directly behind Schwarzenegger's.

Law enforcement are conducting a full investigation into how the accident occurred. Although no tickets have been issued, one police source said they believed the accident was the fault of the Terminator actor, who was attempting to make a left turn but did not wait for a left-turn arrow at the intersection of Sunset and Allenford Avenue.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's enormous black SUV was perched on top of a Prius, leaving one other driver with a head injury

Arnold Schwarzenegger could be seen standing next to his SUV following a crash on Friday

The accident is said to have occurred as the Prius driver was making a U-turn, and d Schwarzenegger was making a left turn

Hours before the accident, Schwarzenegger was seen grabbing lunch with son Patrick, 28, and daughter Christina, 30, seen right

Police were quickly on the scene of the cash which involved four vehicles including a white Porsche Taycan

The actor's car slammed his GMC Yukon SUV into a red Prius and before partially rolling onto a white Porsche 

Pictured from above, the junction of Allenford Avenue and Sunset Boulevard where the collision occurred on Friday afternoon

Schwarzenegger could be seen holding his iPad while making a statement to police at the scene of the crash with his friend Jake Steinfeld (right)

Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a car accident on Friday afternoon. He is pictured at the scene of the crash 

The actor can be seen standing next to his GMC Yukon SUV and a red Toyota Prius with its airbags deployed

Pictures shot from a television news helicopter show the scene of the crash from above with several tow trucks on location

Tow trucks were quickly on the scene pulling the damaged cars away 

Police told TMZ that Schwarzenegger was making a left turn while the arrow for a left turn was still red. He was not ticketed by police and uninjured in the crash. 

He was concerned about the woman who was injured, checked on her and spoke to police officers and firefighters who were quickly on scene.

Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to that no arrests were made and the crash did not appear to involve any form of DUI. 

'Neither alcohol or drugs are suspected as a factor in this collision. All parties remained at scene. No further information will be made available,' police said in a statement. 

Images posted to social media showed the tire on the passenger's side of  Schwarzenegger's SUV firmly on the hood of the Prius, smashing its headlights and sending debris into the road. 

The female driver was hurt in the crash and was seen to be bleeding heavily from her head although her injury is not believed to be serious. She was taken by ambulance to hospital. 

Schwarzenegger's friend Jake Steinfeld was in the car at the time of the crash and could be seen in some of the pictures taken in the moments after the collision.

He served as the chairman of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness while the actor was governor of California. 

In the minutes before the accident took place, Schwarzenegger was seen grabbing lunch with son Patrick, 28, and daughter Christina, 30, as they ate at R&D Kitchen in Santa Monica, less than ten minutes away from where the crash occured.

Schwarzenegger could be seen standing next to his car with debris from the crash scattered all around 

At one stage, Schwarzenegger, wearing a leather jacket, black pants and a green t-shirt could be seen leaning against a wall 

Jake Steinfeld of Body By Jake fame was in the car with Schwarzenegger when the crash happened

Schwarzenegger's GMC Yukon can be seen on a tow truck at the scene of the accident on Friday night 

One eyewitness told TMZ that it looked like a stunt from a movie.    

Schwarzenegger appeared to be okay and was seen standing next to his vehicle talking to police officers.    

A witness corroborated the account made by police explaining how the Prius appeared to be making a left turn onto Sunset Boulevard while Schwarzenegger was making a turn in the opposite direction when the two cars smashed into one another. 

The accident comes exactly ten years after Schwarzenegger split from his estranged wife, Maria Shriver. The couple's divorce was finalized on Tuesday.

The pair famously remained estranged for years after the journalist filed for divorce in July 1, 2011 following news he fathered a child - Joseph Baena - with their housekeeper Mildred Patricia 'Patty' Baena.

The divorce remained in limbo for a decade due to both the 'lack of motivation' and a complex property settlement agreement, with his empire including a Brentwood mansion, an Idaho holiday home and a number of investment properties.  

Schwarzenegger is seen getting into his GMC Yukon in os Angeles, California earlier this month

The couple, who wed at St Francis Xavier Church, in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1986, had a reported net worth of over $400 million but had to divide that in half as they had no prenup, according to The Blast

The actor has made no secret of his forays into the world of real estate and previously revealed he made his first million on property rather than acting. He said: 'I did not rely on my movie career to make a living'. 

Prior to Arnold's recent filing, nothing had been done about his divorce case with Maria in over four years, with 'the last being an address change for one of Arnold's lawyers.'

Maria was represented by famous divorce lawyer Laura Wasser while Arnold hired Kristina Royce.  

Joseph was born on October 2, 1997, only a few days after Maria gave birth to the couple's fourth child, Christopher.

But it wasn't until May of 2011 that it was revealed that the housekeeper's child was his.  


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