'Bad Santa' actor Tony Cox hits 13-year-old cyclist with car, minor sent to hospital
Cox hadn't been found at fault for the incident and was neither arrested, nor issued a summons for the accident..
'Bad Santa' actor Tony Cox got into an accident in Los Angeles this Thursday, August 8, as a result of which, a teenage cyclist ended up in the hospital.
According to People magazine, the Los Angeles Police Department official told them that traffic accident had occurred at about 11:55 am on Thursday at Beverly Boulevard and Detroit Street. The cyclist was a minor, about 13-years-old, who was struck with Cox's vehicle and had to be taken to a nearby local hospital with some minor injuries. Officials have also shared that an investigation of the accident is ongoing currently.
Tony Cox Hits Kid On Bike With His Car "BAD SANTA STAR" pic.twitter.com/uqCEwBOX05— Wings Express Blog (@ChikorShadrach) August 8, 2019
The LAPD hasn't been able to confirm the identity of the driver, but photos taken by TMZ revealed that the 61-year-old Cox was behind the wheel. The street signs caught in one of the photos show the accident happening at the same place that the LAPD was able to identify. As Cox attempted to turn right, his car hit the young teen who was on a silver Schwinn bicycle in the crosswalk, reveals TMZ’s report. Photos from the accident scene also show the bicycle stuck under the front passenger side tire of Cox's car. Another photo shows the bicycle removed from underneath the car, with a bent front tire.
TMZ has also reported that even though the young minor was tossed off the bicycle due to the collision, his helmet was on and he had been alert and conscious the whole time. The outlet later updated their story mentioning that Cox hadn't been found at fault for the incident and was neither arrested, nor issued a summons for the accident. The actor, who is best known for starring next to Billy Bob Thornton in the 'Bad Santa' film franchise, has also appeared in several other hit films such as 'Epic Movie', 'Space Balls', 'Me, Myself & Irene' and the 2006 TV series 'Instant Def', and many more others.