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Actor Arquette has lucky escape in head-on smash

Actor David Arquette's Cadillac crashed head-on with another vehicle in Beverly Hills, but the actor was not seriously hurt and even joked about the collision on Twitter just a few hours later.

"I got into a car accident but I'm fine. Luckily I have dragon's blood running through my veins," Arquette (39) quipped on his Twitter account about two hours after the accident.

Arquette apparently deleted that tweet. It did not appear on his page later, but several others referring to the crash did.

"Remember to wear your seatbelt -- wish I was," he said in one.

Another read: "It was a miracle the woman I hit was uninjured -- thank God!"

Arquette and the other driver were the only two people involved, Beverly Hills police and fire officials said.

Both were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with injuries that were not considered serious.

Arquette, who has spoken publicly about his struggles with substance abuse, said last week on The Oprah Winfrey Show that he has been sober since December 30. After the crash, he wrote that had he turned down drugs at the hospital.

"Refused all pain medication -- may the record state -- still sober!" he tweeted.

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