By Sean Smith
June 19, 2009 at 06:29 AM EDT

Twilight star Robert Pattinson, 23, was hit by a taxi cab in New York City Thursday afternoon as he tried to escape a crowd of fans, reports. The actor is in Manhattan filming the movie Remember Me, where he has been hounded by overzealous fans eager to get a look at him. On Thursday he reportedly attempted to run across the street near the Strand bookstore and was clipped on his hip by a cab. The driver reportedly stopped on impact. Pattinson walked away from the scene and did not appear to be seriously hurt. The actor recently hired his own security team, reports, to supplant the security provided by the film’s production company, Summit Entertainment. Summit has since released a statement downplaying the incident and declaring Pattinson’s fans innocent in the matter. “Rob Pattinson is fine, the reports are exaggerated, and it was not caused by fans,” that statement said. “Production continues.”

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