Arrested Development stars Jason Bateman and Will Arnett involved in car accident

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"It was scary."

Jason Bateman and Will Arnett were involved in a car crash in New York City on Monday after their taxi smashed into another car.

Eyewitnesses tell TMZ the Arrested Development stars were traveling in a taxi van with two other passengers near Madison Square Park in Manhattan when their driver crashed into the back of a Ford sedan vehicle.

According to the gossip site, police officers were called but no one was severely injured or transported to the hospital. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the driver of the Ford claimed the collision caused him to suffer back pain. Photographs showed the front bonnet of the yellow taxi van had been severely damaged.

Arnett revealed he's a little shaken up after the fender bender on Monday, telling the Today show on Tuesday he was suffering from whiplash.

"I'm OK. I'm starting to feel a little bit stiff...," he said, before joking, "I can feel the lawsuit just behind my left eye...!"

Turning serious again, Will added, "It was scary."

The cast of Arrested Development are in New York promoting the fifth series of the award-winning U.S. comedy, though the show has been hit by controversy due to the inclusion of Jeffrey Tambor, who has been accused of sexual harassment by two women.

On Monday, Tambor told Sirius XM host Jessica Shaw that he had apologised to his Arrested Development co-stars for any distress caused by the scandal.

"I sent an email around and said apologies to these people (the cast) I love so much for the distraction... You'll be asked questions, and things like that."

The 73-year-old actor, who portrayed ageing transgender woman Maura Pfefferman in pioneering comedy-drama Transparent, was accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant Van Barnes and actress Trace Lysette in November. Following an investigation by bosses at Amazon, who stream the show, Tambor left the series in February.

Discussing his departure from Transparent he added: "I'm no longer playing Maura - I'm going to miss her very much. I'm going to miss that cast that I love so much, and I wish them all the best." 


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