HARRISON FORD CHEATS DEATH IN MOVIE STUNT GONE WRONG

Published on: January 6, 2003

Harrison Ford is lucky to be alive after a stunt for his latest movie "Hollywood Homicide" went awry and his speeding car smashed into a wall, The ENQUIRER learned.

The 60-year-old "Indiana Jones" star -- who insists on doing many of his own stunts -- was riding in a car driven by co-star Josh Hartnett when the vehicle went out of control during a chase scene and hit a wall. Luckily, both actors escaped serious injury in the wreck.

The accident occurred while Harrison and Josh, playing Los Angeles Police Dept. detectives, were pursuing a homicidal rap-music boss in a chase sequence. A source on the set told The ENQUIRER: "This was a stunt that should have been done by professional stunt men. But Harrison insists on doing all of his stunts, so his co-star Josh didn't want to be left out.

"It was a busy Hollywood street and they were chasing the bad guy and Josh was supposed to drive the car down a specific street.

"But he got confused and instead of driving down a street, he drove right into a wall. Everybody freaked! People ran over to the car to get them out.

"Harrison remained calm and got out himself, but Josh was a bit more shaken up in the incident. Between the two of them they suffered only a bump on the head, some pulled muscles, and a back strain. It could have been so much worse."

Harrison's manager Patricia McQueeney confirmed the accident but told The ENQUIRER, "He was not hurt -- he's doing well."