The actor and two friends were involved in a late-night car crash

By Ken Lee
October 12, 2007 09:00 AM

Orlando Bloom was involved in a car accident early Friday morning in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star was not injured, nor was he under the influence, according to LAPD officer April Harding.

“Police interviewed Bloom at the scene and at the hospital, and determined that he did not display signs or symptoms of intoxication. No field sobriety test was issued,” Harding tells PEOPLE.

The accident occurred around 2:15 a.m., was first to report. Bloom was driving a 2003 Toyota Matrix registered to Dariusz Wolski, the director of photography on the Pirates movies, when another vehicle made a sudden lane change, causing him to swerve and hit two parked cars, police said.

“Bloom believed he was being followed by the paparazzi,” Harding said. “He believed the car that cut him off was driven by a photographer.”

Earlier in the night, Bloom had dinner in West Hollywood then headed to Green Door, an intimate lounge in Hollywood where he partied until about 2 a.m.

An onlooker at Green Door tells PEOPLE, “Orlando had a drink in his hand but was pretty mellow, he was only casually drinking. There weren’t any girls in particular he was with for the night, he was just hanging with a group of people.”

Two women in the car with Bloom were injured. A 35-year-old sitting in the back seat suffered a fractured neck. The other passenger, 30, was seated in front and cut by her seat belt.

“[He] is grateful that no one was seriously injured … He spent last night at the hospital to be with his childhood friend who sustained a minor neck injury. He is thankful that emergency services arrived so quickly and that the ER staff at Cedars Sinai took such good care of his friend,” the actor’s rep, Robin Baum, said in a statement.

The incident is considered an accident, and no further investigation is pending, police said.