The 23-year-old star apparently attempted to run across the street near the famed Strand bookstore to escape a hoard of fans. And that"s when he was clipped on his hip by a moving cab, whose driver slammed on his breaks upon impact. Pattinson was apparently uninjured, and walked away from the incident.
Production sources on the sets of the film have said that Pattinson regularly attracts mobs of fans when they are filming. "It's been nonstop busy all day with people trying to get a glimpse of him, and the crowd goes nuts when they do see him," People magazine quoted an eyewitness as saying.
Thus, the actor has hired his own security in addition to the bodyguards provided by Summit Entertainment. But neither Summit Entertainment nor a rep for Pattinson was immediately available for comment.