Robert Carradine and his wife, Edie, were injured in a grisly car crash last week near Dolores, Co., a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol telling the Cortez Journal that the couple survived the accident because they were wearing seatbelts. A photo posted on the Journal's website shows the obliterated front of the Revenge of the Nerds star's 2003 Mercury Marauder, which was totaled.
"He was northbound on Highway 145 and drove right into the oncoming lane," Sgt. James Saunders told the paper. "There were no apparent contributing factors." Neither speed nor alcohol or drugs factored into the crash and the road was dry at the time, authorities said.