James Caviezel injured in motorcycle crash


James Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, was rushed to hospital on Thursday after he was involved in a freak motorcycle accident.

Caviezel suffered cuts and bruises when a man hurled a bicycle into the path of his Harley as he rode through a northern area of Washington State. The 40-year-old actor was taken to Cascade Medical Center for treatment.

A police spokesperson said Caviezel’s injuries “could have been a lot worse” had he not been wearing a helmet, and that mental issues may be involved in why the 42-year-old man tossed the bike.