Ryan Reynolds hit by paparazzo’s car in Vancouver
Published Sunday, April 12, 2015 4:02PM PDT
Last Updated Monday, April 13, 2015 9:19AM PDT
Vancouver police are investigating after B.C.-born actor Ryan Reynolds was hit by a car near a downtown Vancouver hotel on Friday.
Reynolds was leaving the parking lot at the Shangri-La Hotel when he was hit by the car on Friday late afternoon or evening, according to the VPD.
“It was a hit and run in the parking lot apparently, but there were no injuries,” said Vancouver police Const. Brian Montague, calling the crash “minor.”
Police could not say whether the driver -- believed to be a paparazzo -- had been identified or located.
In an email, Reynolds’ publicist Leslie Sloane confirmed the details of the incident:
“While walking, Ryan was struck by a paparazzi driving a car through an underground parking garage,” she wrote. “The man fled the scene. Ryan is okay.”
The hotel also released a statement confirming that there was an incident in the building’s residential parking lot, but it did not mention Reynolds by name.
“We have extended our full assistance to the authorities who are handling the matter,” the statement read.
Because Reynolds was not injured, police said they would have to speak to him to determine whether to proceed with any charges. Police "have an idea" of who was driving, Montague said.
Reynolds is currently in Vancouver for the filming of the Marvel comic book movie Deadpool, for which the Georgia Viaduct has been closed for parts of several days this month.
Reynolds appeared back on the set Saturday, tweeting a photo of himself in costume with another actor.
The actor declined interviews with local media about the hit-and-run, but did say he would speak with the CBC, if they brought back the Beachcombers series.
Put Beachcombers back on the air and I'll call. https://t.co/g9jbBppMHu— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 12, 2015
Negasonic Teenage Wat-The-Shit?! pic.twitter.com/sUCS7u7BBR— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 11, 2015