This is a real account of how one woman claims that Gwyneth Paltrow — actress, lifestylist — stopped her from ending up in the World Trade Center on the morning of 9/11:
"It was one of those mornings that felt good, you had a little skip in your step. What the heck — I always cut across 7th Avenue. Then all of the sudden a silver Mercedes SUV came barreling down towards me. I stopped and they screeched to a halt. Then it developed in to one of those classic who-goes-first situations. It got ridiculous. Then I made eye contact with the Mercedes driver. OMG it was Gwyneth Paltrow. I knew she lived down the street, so it made sense. She waved me across, I crossed and she continued on her way. At least if I was late for work I had a story to tell."
Lara Lundstrom Clarke just missed a 1 train that morning, Sliding Doors–style, and the delay made it so that she hadn't yet exited the subway station when the first plane hit the towers. There is a moral to this story people, a lesson that may surprise some of you critics out there: Gwyneth Paltrow will not run you over in her Mercedes, even if you are jaywalking.
How Gwyneth Paltrow Saved My Life on 9/11 [Morton Report]