The Hunger Games star was racing his assistant to the New World Stages theatre on Wednesday evening (18Jul12), when he swerved to avoid colliding with pedestrians and hit a tree.
He recalls, “I’m shooting down 49th street, the theatre is right there, New World Stages, and I was ahead of him, but I didn’t want to look back, and (at) the last minute I decided I’d just jump the curb and come up right to the theatre door. And then I saw, ‘Well, there’s people there.’ And I’m going at it quick… so the bike hits the curb and stops, and I keep going.
“I went right into this tree, which was kind of conveniently placed, and just bear-hugged around the tree at probably 20 miles-an-hour. And people were standing all around like, ‘You OK?’ And I’m just embarrassed, I’m like, ‘I’m fine, I’m fine.'”