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Scottish Heartthrob Rushed To Hospital After Motorcycle Crash

Gerard Butler, best known for his roles in 300, P.S. I Love You, Phantom of the Opera, The Bounty Hunter, and How To Train Your Dragon, has been a motorcycle enthusiast for years.

He's often been spotted on his bike, motoring around town.

The 47-year-old always wears his helmet, but sometimes it takes more than that to stay safe. In 2014 alone, there were 92,000 injuries due to motorcycle accidents and over 4,000 people die from the same cause.

Unfortunately for Gerard Butler, he just became a statistic.

TMZ is reporting that Gerard Butler was involved in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, after a car ran the actor off the road.

Gerard Butler, before he was run off the road in Los Angeles. Daily Mail

Witnesses immediately called 911, and Butler was rushed to the hospital. According to TMZ, Butler was "lucky" as he suffered only cuts and bruises, no serious injuries.

It remains to be seen if charges will be pressed against the driver who ran Butler off the road. Running someone off the road, if it was on purpose, can be classified as aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. In California, this is the specific law on the matter:

"Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment."

We're glad Gerard Butler is okay, and we hope there was no malicious intent on the part of the driver!