Daily Breeze (US), March 21, 2007

Keanu Reeves' Porsche grazes photographer

Police say the actor was driving slowly and yelling at a photographer when the contact happened on a Rancho Palos Verdes street.

by Josh Grossberg and Sanda Mazza

A photographer cried foul when actor Keanu Reeves brushed him with his Porsche as he was taking photos of the film star in Rancho Palos Verdes, officials said Tuesday.

Reeves was leaving a residential area at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 30100 block of Avenida Tranquila and the photographer was standing in front of his car taking pictures, sheriff's officials said.

Reeves' car grazed the man as he pulled away from a curb. The photographer fell to the ground, claiming to be injured.

"Understand that Mr. Reeves was traveling under 1 mph and he was yelling at the gentleman to move out of his way," said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.

The man, identified as Alison DaSilva, was taken to Torrance Memorial Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Officials said DaSilva likely will be cited for not moving out of the way.

"It appears Mr. Reeves was trying to very gently move around this gentleman," Whitmore said.

Reeves, who starred in the "Matrix" movies, was not injured, sheriff's Lt. Greg Ahn said.

The incident was being treated as a traffic accident, he added.

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