Joaquin Phoenix Walks Away from Car Crash

Joaquin Phoenix Walks Away from Car Crash
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updated 01/27/2006 AT 03:35 PM EST

originally published 01/27/2006 AT 08:00 AM EST

Joaquin Phoenix's car overturned and crashed into another vehicle when the Walk the Line star's brakes failed Thursday on a canyon road above L.A.'s Sunset Strip, say police.

No one was injured during the crash, which happened at the corner of Lookout Mountain Avenue and Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The Golden Globe-winning actor, 31, is "fine," says his publicist, Susan Patricola.

Phoenix was driving eastbound on Lookout Mountain at about 2:50 p.m. when he realized his brakes were not working, said police spokesman Officer Jason Lee.

Phoenix lost control of his car, which flipped over and collided with another vehicle also headed in the same direction, Lee said. Both parties exchanged information, and no police report was filed.

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Phoenix's publicist said in a statement that the actor was wearing his seat belt and walked away from the scene after being helped out of his vehicle by a passerby. "He is fine," said Patricola. "There is no need for concern."

Phoenix is still expected to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, where he is nominated in the best actor category.

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