Jay Leno Injured in Motorcycle Accident
Comedian Jay Leno, who is due to replace Johnny Carson next year as host of “The Tonight Show,” was slightly injured in a motorcycle crash over the weekend, authorities said.
Leno was riding his motorcycle along Mulholland Highway above Calabasas when the accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, fire officials said.
According to wire service reports, Leno was making a U-turn to help another motorcyclist when he was hit by a third cycle, driven by Jeffrey Flaherty, 48, of Hermosa Beach.
Leno, who was wearing a helmet, said Sunday that he swerved to try to avoid Flaherty’s motorcycle. He cut and bruised his left leg, and was treated at Westlake Medical Center and released.
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