Actor LeVar Burton in car crash, not badly hurt

July 14, 2009 (LOS ANGELES)

Detective Judy Acosta says Burton's 2006 Mercedes was on Beverly Boulevard in West Los Angeles at about 7:40 p.m. Monday when a 74-year-old woman in a 2006 Scion turned left in front of him.

Acosta says the cars collided. Burton's vehicle then hit a parked car, leading to a chain reaction that damaged two other parked cars.

Acosta says both drivers complained of pain, then were examined at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and released. Nobody was ticketed. Burton, 52, was in the TV miniseries "Roots," "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and was the longtime host of "Reading Rainbow."

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