Diaz cheats death
16:30 20 February 2006
Cameron Diaz cheated death after a bird crashed through her car windscreen.
The 'In Her Shoes' star - who was travelling in the passenger seat - was showered with glass when the animal hit the front window at high speed on a motorway heading to Surrey, in England.
A worker at the garage where the vehicle is being repaired told Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper: "There is no doubt the chauffeur saved her life. Other drivers would have panicked and lost control but he remained very cool.
"There had been one hell of an impact. I thought someone had thrown a brick from a bridge or something."
Diaz, who is in the UK shooting 'The Holiday' with Jude Law and Kate Winslet, had to be comforted by the unknown chauffeur after the accident.
The worker added: "I think they both realised that they'd had a very lucky escape."
After she had recovered, Diaz was taken to the movie set, in the nearby village of Shere, by her bodyguard - who had been following behind in another vehicle.
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