Hotel heiress Paris Hilton escaped unscathed from a freak car crash in the early hours of yesterday morning (09NOV05).

The reality TV star was leaving a Hollywood nightclub in a plush silver Bentley, when her vehicle collided with a heavy goods wagon.

The incident was caught on camera by eager photographers; one image shows Hilton blowing a kiss towards helpful police officers as she fled the scene.

It is not known how fast the star's car was travelling.

Los Angeles cop MICHAEL LOPEZ says, "They decided to leave the scene because the paparazzi was there." Lopez also confirmed no one was hurt in the smash.