The actor is "extremely grateful," his rep tells PEOPLE

By Ken Lee Marisa Laudadio
December 13, 2008 07:00 PM
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Charlie Sheen and ex Denise Richards‘s daughters are unharmed after being involved in a car accident Friday in Malibu, his rep tells PEOPLE.

“Charlie told me that the girls are fine,” said publicist Stan Rosenfield. “He said it could have been much worse. They were in their car seats, and he is extremely grateful for the safety features from Mercedes.

The girls, Sam, 4, and Lola, 3, were being driven in a Mercedes SUV around 3:30 p.m. when a Honda Civic made a turn in front of them, sparking a four-car collision, Sgt. Evans of the L.A. Sheriff’s Department confirms. The girls’ nanny was driving.

“The only person injured was the driver of the Honda,” Sgt. Evans said. “There was no crime committed.”

A rep for Richards had no comment.