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Film director Jordan has 'close encounter' with Dublin bus

Published 20/04/2013 | 15:32

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Film director Neil Jordan lays on the ground in pain after apparently being clipped by a No.15 Dublin Bus as he was crossing Dawson Street across from St Stephens Green around 11am on Friday 20 April 2013. (Photo by Barbara Lindberg but do not place a photo credit with published photos. Republic of Ireland rights only.
Film director Neil Jordan lays on the ground in pain
Film director Neil Jordan lays on the ground in pain after apparently being clipped by a No.15 Dublin Bus as he was crossing Dawson Street across from St Stephens Green around 11am on Friday 20 April 2013. (Photo by Barbara Lindberg but do not place a photo credit with published photos. Republic of Ireland rights only.
Film director Neil Jordan lays on the ground in pain
Film director Neil Jordan lays on the ground in pain after apparently being clipped by a No.15 Dublin Bus as he was crossing Dawson Street across from St Stephens Green around 11am on Friday 20 April 2013. (Photo by Barbara Lindberg but do not place a photo credit with published photos. Republic of Ireland rights only.
Film director Neil Jordan lays on the ground in pain

THESE are the first pictures of Oscar-winning director Neil Jordan cheating death in front of shocked onlookers in Dublin city centre.

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The Interview With The Vampire filmmaker took a dangerous tumble in front of a Dublin Bus as he made his way towards St Stephen's Green.

The bus missed the director by a small distance.

As anxious pedestrians looked on to see if the famous moviemaker was okay, Jordan looked shaken and frightened following the near miss.

Dublin Bus confirmed to the Sunday Independent that the incident occurred at the junction of Dawson St and St Stephen's Green in Dublin on Friday.

A Dublin Bus spokeswoman said: "There was an incident with a No 15 bus which was turning right on to Dawson Street at 11am.

"We are investigating the incident fully and will be going through CCTV as well as interviewing the driver."

Following the incident words were exchanged at the side of the road between Jordan and the bus driver.

A source said: "Jordan was crossing the street using a crutch . . . and stumbled in the pathway of a bus. He was holding his leg and lying on the ground."

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