Michael McKean has broken his leg in a road accident.

The US actor - who played lead singer David St. Hubbins in 1984 mockumentary movie 'This Is Spinal Tap' about a spoof heavy metal band of the same name - has sustained ''multiple injuries'' after being hit by a vehicle in New York City.

The 64-year-old star's representative Harriet Sternberg is trying to find out the extent of Michael's injuries following the accident, which occurred at a junction in Manhattan's Upper West Side shortly before 3pm yesterday (22.05.12).

Harriet told the New York Post: ''Hopefully, he'll be fine He has sustained multiple injures, and we are trying to find out the extent of other injuries.''

Following the incident he was taken to St Luke's Hospital, but police said he was in a stable condition.

According to a TV news report, Michael was walking along the Pavement when a car went out of control before jumping a curb and the impact knocked him onto the street.

Three people in the vehicle were also hospitalised with minor injuries.