William Shatner, 90, avoids injury in car crash while driving in LA

Shields up, Scotty! Star Trek legend William Shatner, 90, avoids injury in car crash while driving around LA… after recently returning from space

  • Shatner was involved in a minor car collision in the Studio City area of Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon 
  • The 90-year-old actor stayed on-scene and appeared to avoid injury in the two-car blow as he detailed the incident with a LAPD traffic officer 
  • He made history as the oldest man in space after Jeff Bezos invited him on the mission of a lifetime when he rocketed out of the atmosphere on the Blue Origin

He’s piloted a star ship, he became the oldest man in space on Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin… but a drive in Los Angeles proved more perilous for Star Trek legend William Shatner who was involved in a fender bender on Tuesday afternoon.

The 90-year-old actor stayed on-scene and appeared to avoid injury in the two-car blow as he detailed the incident with a Los Angeles Police Department traffic officer.

While all seemed to be OK on land, Shatner recently made history as the oldest man in space after Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos invited him on the mission of a lifetime when he rocketed out of the atmosphere on the Blue Origin vessel in October. 

Star Trek legend William Shatner was involved in a minor car collision in the Studio City area of Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon.

Shatner was spotted wearing dark blue jeans with a black T-shirt and brown trainers, and stayed safe amid COVID-19 with a blue face mask as he chatted on his iPhone post accident. 

It’s unclear who or what caused the collision, and DailyMail.com has reached out to Shatner’s representatives for comment.

Shatner and newly minted astronauts Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and Audrey Powers, ventured 351,186 feet above Earth’s surface where they spent three minutes in weightlessness.

They were captured floating weightlessly in wonder and excitement as they looked down on Earth.

Calling it in: Shatner was spotted wearing dark blue jeans with a black T-shirt and brown trainers, and stayed safe amid COVID-19 with a blue face mask as he chatted on his iPhone post accident

Safety first: The 90-year-old actor stayed on-scene and appeared to avoid injury in the two-car blow as he detailed the incident with a Los Angeles Police Department traffic officer

A clip of the epic journey shows Shatner and crew adjust to their new conditions, with Shatner seemingly taken aback by being weightless and repeating ‘oh, Jesus’ while his fellow crew members played around with floating toys.

Eventually Shatner adjusts and is heard laughing joyfully and says ‘no description can equal this,’ while looking outside a window at the amazing view of Earth.

His crewmates seem just as overjoyed, giggling and repeating ‘this is nuts!’ and ‘holy hell!’ while Shatner just looks at them with a look of astonishment, uttering ‘oh wow.’ 

Space case: Shatner recently made history as the oldest man in space after Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos invited him on the mission of a lifetime when he rocketed out of the atmosphere on the Blue Origin vessel in October

Trip of a lifetime! Shatner and newly minted astronauts Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and Audrey Powers, ventured 351,186 feet above Earth’s surface where they spent three minutes in weightlessness

While his younger crewmates took turns looking out the window upside down, the nonagenarian pulled his face as close to the window as possible to soak in the once-in-a-lifetime view.

Once Shatner made it back to terra firma he came back with a message: ‘What we’re looking down upon is Mother Earth and it needs protecting in the world needs to see this.’

‘That point of view is you’re looking down on the earth and looking up into space but you’re also looking up at the future and looking down at the past,’ he said during a post-flight press briefing.

NS18 took off at 10:49am ET, but was back on the ground by 10:59am ET and although the trip lasted for just 10 minutes and 17 seconds, the crew will likely remember it for a lifetime.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket blasts off on mission NS-18 carrying “Star Trek” actor William Shatner and three other passengers for a suborbital flight

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