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Video footage of Paz de la Huerta’s ambulance accident surfaces

A new video clip of the moment actress Paz de la Huerta was knocked down by an ambulance on the set of a 2011 film has been presented as evidence in the star’s ongoing breach-of-contact lawsuit.
The Boardwalk Empire star was shooting Nurse 3D in New York when the accident happened.
De la Huerta filed suit against Lionsgate bosses, claiming her injuries left her unable to work. Sources tell the New York Daily News she suffered a broken tailbone and spinal fracture.
The footage, showing a woman identified as de la Huerta, being struck by an ambulance and thrown to the ground, surfaced on Monday (22Feb16), and is now being used as evidence in the actress’ $55 million (£39.3 million) lawsuit.
“As you can see in the video, what happened that night was terrible,” she told the Daily News. “It has scarred me both physically and emotionally for many years.”
Lionsgate executives requested a hearing on Tuesday (23Feb16) in the hope of dismissing the case, but the judge denied the request and ruled to allow de la Huerta to proceed with her legal action.
“We’re moving forward, which is great,” she told the Daily News following the hearing. “I really do hope that justice prevails.
“Living in pain wasn’t an option and I didn’t have any familial support, so I spent all my life earnings on my surgeries and everything, and it’s time for them to pay.”
The accident forced de la Huerta to put a pause on her career but she has since returned to film sets to shoot the movies Chuck, Hank and the San Diego Twins, Salsa, Streets of East L.A., Bare, The Editor, and The Girl is in Trouble.

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