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Star of HBO’s ‘True Blood’ Flips Car in Qualifying for Celebrity Race

Apr 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

One of the stars of HBO’s "True Blood" walked away from a 360-degree flip in a racetrack accident Friday, reports the Long Beach, Calif., Press-Telegram.

Stephen Moyer, who plays Bill Compton in “True Blood,” was competing in a qualifying session for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race when he crashed into the tire barrier and rolled his car, the story notes. He walked away from the car after it did a 360-degree roll and landed back on its tires.

"I was getting quicker and quicker and quicker, and I was braking later and later and later (heading into the turn). It was total driver error. It was a surreal experience. It felt like a roller-coaster ride when my car flipped," he said.

Moyer, 41, had been working on the set of "True Blood" until 6 a.m. on Friday, and had only had one hour of sleep in the morning and a brief nap around lunchtime, notes AOL’s PopEater.com.

Moyer’s fast time in qualifying was good enough to win the pole position for the race despite the crash. But Moyer pulled out of the Saturday race, which was eventually won by actor William Fichtner.

 

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