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Actor James Caviezel Hurt in Motorcycle Accident
AP Report ^ | July 16th 2009

Posted on 07/16/2009 10:17:39 PM PDT by Steelfish

Edited on 07/17/2009 12:15:09 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says actor James Caviezel suffered cuts and bruises when a man hurled a bicycle into the path of his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Trooper Rich Magnussen says ''The Passion of the Christ'' actor was taken Thursday to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: caviezel; chat; hollywood; motorcycles
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1 posted on 07/16/2009 10:17:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

One should not cast a Schwinn before a shrine.


2 posted on 07/16/2009 10:22:54 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Jim Thompson for POTUS)
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To: Steelfish

Hope he’s OK. Good actor.


3 posted on 07/16/2009 10:23:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Steelfish
"Magnussen says mental issues may be involved in why the 42-year-old Wenatchee man tossed the bike.

No kidding. He must have been a liberal.

4 posted on 07/16/2009 10:25:30 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Rennes Templar

rotfl, that was quick and it gave me my first guffaw in days.


5 posted on 07/16/2009 10:25:51 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Steelfish

Rules, there are rules. Don’t they apply for the women as well? :-)


6 posted on 07/16/2009 10:26:30 PM PDT by peggybac (We're all Jim Thompson)
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To: Steelfish
Alternative headline:

Savior Star Stricken: Hurtled from Hog


7 posted on 07/16/2009 10:26:58 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Steelfish
Magnussen says mental issues may be involved in why the 42-year-old Wenatchee man tossed the bike.

Yeah I would think you have a few mental issues if you try to crash a motorcyclist.

I'm just a bicyclist with around 50,000 miles under my belt, but I've been pretty lucky. I've only had a small handful of people look right at me and then try to kill me, whether it's road rage or just plain old ignorance, if you're on two wheels and expect others to watch out for you or see you or tolerate you, you ain't gonna live very long.

8 posted on 07/16/2009 10:27:07 PM PDT by FlyVet (C)
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To: Steelfish

My cousin just had a horrific motorcycle accident a few days ago. Compound fractures of every bone in both legs. We’ll find out in a week or so if he gets to keep them. If he does, the docs aren’t optimistic about him ever walking again.

I’m so glad my husband sold his Harley a year ago. The stress was killing me.


9 posted on 07/16/2009 10:27:22 PM PDT by Marie (Alan Keyes for President!)
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To: Marie

I’m very sorry. Prayers for your cousin. And his family!


10 posted on 07/16/2009 10:38:13 PM PDT by TXBlair (www.ragingelephants.org)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL, I love the guy (good actor) but this stuff is funny.


11 posted on 07/16/2009 10:38:24 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Steelfish

I am proud to say that in all my years of over imbibing, I have not once hurled a bicycle.


12 posted on 07/16/2009 10:40:15 PM PDT by ironmaidenPR2717 (Death before decaf.)
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To: Steelfish

Jesus! Really?

God help him.


13 posted on 07/16/2009 10:40:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Steelfish

Hate to see this happen to an obscure actor. Hope he is ok none the less. At least he gets some press.


14 posted on 07/16/2009 10:41:09 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Marie

My brother sold his 20 years ago to a friend. 3 days later, head on into a truck.

My brother won’t go near a bike again.


15 posted on 07/16/2009 10:42:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Marie
Growing up, my Dad said no to motorcycles. He said when you move out, you can have one.

So, I never have owned one, although I owned a snowmobile for a few years and had a very lead foot, and was lucky I never got seriously hurt. Rolled it and flew off several times. Man that was fun, but...high risk.

My older brother got in a bad car wreck as a teenager, and spent six weeks in the hospital, and the motorcycle wrecks went in and out of his ward...paraplegics, quadraplegics...

Had a next door neighbor who was a motorcycle fanatic along with his roomie, used to loudly say what wussies people were who were afraid of motorcycles...then his roomie slid under a semi and got turned into hamburger...he sold his machine the next week. Also had a first cousing who witnessed his best friend get killed before his eyes on his motorcycle, and then he sold his and never rode again.

All that said, riding a motorcycle is part of American Freedom and insanely fun....but there are the extra risks. A fender bender in a car is nothing, but a fender bender on a cycle can mean lost limbs, or worse.

I feel perfectly safe on the bicycle I ride for several thousand miles per year, but statistics-wise, bicycling is the most dangerous sport on earth, due to all the kids who get run over annually.

Hell, you got to live your life and not worry about such things. You could get struck by lightning or have a brain aneurism, just as well. When your time is up, it's up.

16 posted on 07/16/2009 10:45:19 PM PDT by FlyVet (C)
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To: ironmaidenPR2717
....."I have not once hurled a bicycle.".....

Thanks I needed that before I go to bed. I love FReepers. Greatest minds on earth.

17 posted on 07/16/2009 10:45:31 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: Steelfish
The first time James Caviezel signed on to play Jesus Christ, it was in Mel Gibson's controversial "The Passion of the Christ," and it didn't seem too surprising of a choice. Caviezel was a talented, devout Catholic actor of about the right age and initials to play the Messiah, so the eyebrow-raising was kept to a minimum. ...


18 posted on 07/16/2009 10:45:52 PM PDT by WVKayaker (Even stumbling blocks can be used for re-construction - Ernst R. Hauschka)
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To: WVKayaker

He did another pretty good movie recently called Outlander.


19 posted on 07/16/2009 10:48:16 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.")
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To: napscoordinator

Actually, Caviezel is not an obscure actor. Thankfully, he’s selective about the film projects he’s involved in. We’ve seen several of his films(all quality productions and performances. Namely The Passion of the Christ and I Am David).

From what I understand, the actor comes from a close family, and is relatively conservative.


20 posted on 07/16/2009 10:49:03 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Steelfish
Don't forget, he was struck by lighting on the crucifix while filming “the Passion”
21 posted on 07/16/2009 10:51:37 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: This Just In

His best film was High Crimes and that was over 7 years ago. He did a few others since then but probably does pick and chose what he wants to be in. A great family man does not equal well known actor.


22 posted on 07/16/2009 10:57:12 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: This Just In

Well how about Thin Red Line? That was the first I ever saw of him. I think it’s a great movie. I guess it’s really an antiwar movie, but it didn’t seem overloaded with doctrine or politics. There was room to admire the guys you were supposed to hate.


23 posted on 07/16/2009 10:57:22 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Steelfish

Check out his new flick “Outlander.” Not a bad sci-fi flick that went straight to video. WELL worth a rental.


24 posted on 07/16/2009 10:58:38 PM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: Marie

Prayers for your cousin. I don’t ride as much as I did years ago. It is just too crazy for me. I’ve gone down a few times but it hasn’t ever stopped me from riding. My 9 yr old daughter does though.


25 posted on 07/16/2009 10:58:49 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: FlyVet

I was just telling my family how much fun motorcycling is, but that it is very dangerous.

Back in the day, I rode on/off road. Once crashed and suffered a knee injury. I wasn’t even traveling at a high speed, but it took the knee decades before there was a full recovery. Grant it, I didn’t go through physical therapy when I should have, and I neglected to baby the knee, but nonetheless.......

A friend of mine got into a nasty wreck a few months back. Messed himself up pretty good. Lost a finger, messed up a shoulder and a lung.

Most of my family and friends that ride haven’t experienced life threatening accidents, but the risk is there—every time you ride.


26 posted on 07/16/2009 10:58:59 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Steelfish

He’s lucky. He could have been...Gone with the Schwinn.


27 posted on 07/16/2009 10:59:14 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
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To: This Just In

I know about those joint injuries. For some of us they take forever to heal. Whether it’s a sprained ankle, or bashed my knee on a rock wiping out mountain biking, I can expect it to take about five years for it to stop hurting. And the older you get, the more careful you get, because the life God gives us goes by faster and faster, and becomes more precious, and may we appreciate the time we’ve been given even more, because it ain’t gonna last forever.


28 posted on 07/16/2009 11:06:38 PM PDT by FlyVet (C)
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To: napscoordinator

“A great family man does not equal well known actor.”

And just because you haven’t seen a majority of his films doesn’t mean he isn’t well known. It’s all relative.

If you asked the average person in their late teens/early twenties who Humphrey Bogart is, they’d probably look at you and ask if he’s a baseball player.

Have you seen I Am David or The Count of Monte Cristo? Great films, if you like that sort of movie.


29 posted on 07/16/2009 11:06:38 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: FreeManWhoCan
He did another pretty good movie recently called Outlander.

I've had it on my Netflix list for a while now, but it always shows as "very long wait. (same for Gran Torino)" I wonder sometimes if they have very few copies of the more popular movies (sighing).

30 posted on 07/16/2009 11:07:43 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: peggybac


James Caviezel tends to a wounded comrade in 20th Century Fox's
The Thin Red Line - 1999

Get well soon Jim.
31 posted on 07/16/2009 11:08:03 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Steelfish

Didn’t this guy get struck by lightning during the filming of Passion?


32 posted on 07/16/2009 11:08:18 PM PDT by MaxMax (I AM THE REAL JIM THOMPSON)
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To: FlyVet

I don’t ride anymore, except for an occasional spin on the bicycle. My family would never allow me, and I don’t want to take the risk.

Heard about an acquaintances friend. The father was a rancher. Hopped on his quad to check the herd, I believe. He never returned alive. Crashed his quad in a freak accident and died in the field. Tragic loss.

We all live with risk, but some risks are higher than others, if you know what I mean.

With all the NASCAR wannabes out on the roads, I sure don’t want to leave my life in their hands.


33 posted on 07/16/2009 11:13:32 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: MamaDearest

Do you know about Netflix’s little known practice called “Throttling”? If not, you should read up on it. This may be the reason you’re having to wait for those films on your queue.

Incidentally, Gran Torino is a great film, if you can endure the foul language and violence.


34 posted on 07/16/2009 11:17:10 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: MamaDearest

“I wonder sometimes if they have very few copies of the more popular movies (sighing)”.

No doubt of that with Netflix. I got tired of their stupid profile engine showing me movies from decades ago, and hiding all first run films, unless you specifically put them in by NAME.


35 posted on 07/16/2009 11:20:50 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: Marie
I’m so glad my husband sold his Harley a year ago.

Fractures are bad enough, but pulverized joints just don't heal. I recall one young guy who fell asleep while riding. Horrible.

36 posted on 07/16/2009 11:27:54 PM PDT by TChad
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To: This Just In

He also starred in “The Count of Monte Cristo.”


37 posted on 07/16/2009 11:30:02 PM PDT by redhead (You don't have to be eaten by a bear to know he WILL eat you...Check the Half-Baked Sourdough!)
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To: South40

bm


38 posted on 07/16/2009 11:31:28 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: redhead

We own the DVD. Sadly the producers/screenwriters took liberties with the film compared to Dumas’ novel, but we do enjoy the movie and great performances by the cast.


39 posted on 07/16/2009 11:37:12 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: MamaDearest

I’ve got Netflix too, but I ordered “Outlander” on iTunes.


40 posted on 07/16/2009 11:38:02 PM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: This Just In
That's a shame. A quad is, no doubt, very safe as long as you're easy on the throttle, which is easier said than done. It's just that little things with powerful motors are so much fun, it's easy for the adrenaline to take over.

He was probably busting it hard down the trail when he lost control. It's just too much fun. I remember how hard I rode my snowmobile. Way too hard, but got spared serious injury for some reason. Just a bloody lip or a headache here and there. When I think back, I realize I was borderline out-of-control crazy on that thing. Blasting down a singletrack with my friends though the woods in the middle of the night, North Maine Woods, temps below zero, crisp air, the moon and milky way overhead. Too much adrenaline, too much fun.

In the mid-1980's, it seems so forever ago now. Time flies. Can't believe so much time has passed.

41 posted on 07/16/2009 11:52:38 PM PDT by FlyVet (C)
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To: redhead

And “Frequency” along side Dennis Quaid. I love the father-son bond in that film.

(Miss you Dad)


42 posted on 07/16/2009 11:55:25 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / Declaration of Independence - 5th sentence)
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To: Steelfish
The trooper says he doesn't know why the actor was in the area about 14 miles southeast of this city in north-central Washington.

Because he chose to ride his bike there, you ignorant pig. It still is a free country.

43 posted on 07/17/2009 12:03:15 AM PDT by Captainpaintball (It appears we DON'T wish to keep our Republic, Mr. Franklin!!!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Good one.


44 posted on 07/17/2009 12:06:48 AM PDT by Defiant (Republican elites reject conservatism with great conviction and reject Marxism unless it is popular.)
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To: FlyVet

Actually, it appeared that the father was crossing a ditch or canal when the quad flipped over and landed on him. It’s just one of those things, but I felt bad for the family.

Sounds like the Lord was being very merciful in keeping you from killing yourself.

Yes, when you’re young you don’t think about the consequences. It’s just fun to go out and fly like the wind. I recall telling my parents stories years later about some of the things my friends and I did(from crashing into parked vehicles to crashing into neighbors homes while the people were in the house!). On one occasion, a relative almost ran me over after I came racing out of a side street onto the main. The look on both our faces were priceless, I’m sure. My relative had no idea I was in his neighborhood. My uncle never told my parents about the incident.

Had my mom and dad known at the time, I wouldn’t be alive today. :) I’m grateful that the good Lord watched over me.


45 posted on 07/17/2009 12:09:25 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: Steelfish

James Caviezel as the Count of Monte Cristo

One of my favorite movies.

46 posted on 07/17/2009 12:11:42 AM PDT by Daaave ( "What would you do with a brain if you had one?")
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To: MaxMax

“...struck by lighting during the filming...?

Yes.


47 posted on 07/17/2009 12:35:22 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: FreeManWhoCan

He was also in “Frequency” I loved that movie


48 posted on 07/17/2009 12:39:16 AM PDT by bzybee
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To: Marie

I’m so sorry about your cousin. I’ll keep him in my prayers for a full recovery. I’ll also keep you, your husband and the rest of the family in my prayers too.


49 posted on 07/17/2009 12:52:07 AM PDT by Sally'sConcerns (http://www.fda.gov/emaillist.html - Class I (life threatening) recalls email alert sign-up)
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To: Lockbar
Don't forget, he was struck by lighting on the crucifix while filming “the Passion”

Well, lots of folks are struck by lighting on movie sets, but this one got hit by lightning, too!

;->

50 posted on 07/17/2009 3:31:35 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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