Jim Caviezel survives motorcycle crash

By Alexandra Heilbron on July 20, 2009 | 6 Comments

Jim CaviezelJim Caviezel, who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s hit movie The Passion of the Christ crashed his Harley-Davidson last week in Washington when a man threw a bicycle in front of his wheels. “Mr. Caviezel was riding his motorcycle on I-97 and a pedestrian pushing a bicycle for some reason threw it into the lane of travel,” Washington State Patrol officer Rich Magnussen told E! News. Caviezel, 40, was thrown from his bike but sustained only minor injuries. “Luckily he had all the proper safety equipment on,” said the trooper. “He was treated at a nearby hospital and released.” David Nelson, 42, who is believed to be mentally unbalanced, was identified as the man who threw the bike. He was charged with assault and reckless endangerment. This was Caviezel’s second brush with death — while filming The Passion of the Christ, he was struck by lightening. A devout Christian who prefers to stay out of the limelight, Caviezel can currently be seen in The Stoning of Soraya M. on the big screen, and has signed on for a remake of the popular 1960s TV mini-series The Prisoner, co-starring Ian McKellen. Caviezel will play Number Six, the role originated by Patrick McGoohan.


Comments & Discussion

  1. Cosmic Jackson is ALIVE! • July 20, 2009 @ 11:57 AM

    » Jim Caviezel is a good man/actor.

  2. whatever • July 20, 2009 @ 12:55 PM

    and incredibly hot.

  3. Jo-Anne • July 20, 2009 @ 2:33 PM

    good to hear he was okay…

  4. Earl 101 • July 20, 2009 @ 3:34 PM

    They’re making the “Prisoner”? Cool! Jim Caviezel certainly looks the part. Is the picture in this article a shot from the movie?

  5. mandee • July 20, 2009 @ 9:46 PM

    i agree joanne. its great to hear he is ok. anyone ever find out what happened with gale harold? last i heard after his accident is he was in the hospital with possible brain injury, never heard anything else of it.

  6. demigod • July 21, 2009 @ 3:47 AM

    Re-making The Prisoner is awesome. They should have Iron Maiden on the soundtrack.
    We want information..information..information..
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    I am #2.
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