According to multiple sources, "Twilight" star
RadarOnline.com is claiming to have witnessed it all, saying that he was "clipped" by the cab as it zoomed past him in front of the Strand Bookstore on Broadway and 12th Street. Pattinson had been inside the bookstore for most of the morning shooting "Remember Me" — a film about two young lovers dealing with family tragedies — and when he emerged from the bookstore, swarms of fans descended upon him. As five security guards tried to escort RPattz across the street in the rain, the taxi grazed the actor.
MTV News reached out to Pattinson's manager, as well as "Twilight" studio Summit Entertainment, for more information — as of press time, neither had a comment about the incident.
According to reports, the taxi made contact with Pattinson's hip. The nearby fans reacted with shock, a stunned RPattz stood in the middle of the road, and the cab driver slammed on his brakes when he realized what had happened. Reportedly, a bodyguard screamed at the fans, "You see what you did, you almost killed him!"
The event comes just a few days after video emerged of Pattinson and his security team being mobbed by "Twilight" fans telling the actor "We love you!" and attempting to hug him. Pattinson will be in Manhattan for the next four weeks shooting "Remember Me," which co-stars "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin.
"As yet, it's still untitled at the moment," Pattinson said of the film when we caught up with him recently at the MTV Movie Awards. "It's a kind of drama, love-story kind of thing. It's cool; it's a really great script."
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