November 01, 2009 19:00 ET

Legends of the Fall-Brad Pitt Takes Motorbike Tumble

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2009) - Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt has escaped with just his ego bruised after being involved in a minor accident on his motorbike.

The star of Inglorious and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was said to be weaving through traffic when his handlebar clipped a parked vehicle. The incident, which happened in LA, sent Pitt crashing to the floor, but he was quick to get to his feet and move his bike to the roadside.

Pitt, who is well known for his love of motorbikes, was said to be unhurt during the incident.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes, one of the UK's leading providers of motorbike insurance said: "Brad drives some highly specialist vehicles, in this case a custom 'shovelhead' chopper made by Zero Engineering which probably set him back over $30,000. Although the bike will only have suffered some minor scrapes, I doubt that these will be cheap to repair. However, I'm sure Pitt is more worried about the damage to his ego."

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