Cameron Diaz has cheated death after a freak car accident, involving a bird crashing through the windscreen of her chauffeur-driven car, sent shattered glass flying everywhere.
The actress was being driven to shoot scenes for her upcoming movie "Holiday", which co-stars Jude Law and Kate Winslet, in London when the accident occurred.
Fortunately, her driver kept his cool and managed to prevent the car from plowing off the road.
"There is no doubt that the chauffeur saved her life. Other drivers would have panicked and lost control but he remained very cool. All you had to do was look at the damage to the windscreen to realize there had been one hell of an impact," a source says.
"They both instinctively ducked, hoping that it would miss them, but it smashed straight into the windscreen on the driver's side. Cameron apparently screamed, 'Oh my God!' and was covered in broken glass. I think they both realized that they'd had a lucky escape,” the source adds.