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Gwyneth Paltrow appears on ABC morning show Good Morning America on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. - Provided courtesy of ABC

Gwyneth Paltrow saved a woman's life on 9/11

08/19/2011 by Olivia Allin

Academy Award-winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow inadvertently saved a woman's life on September 11, 2011.

Lara Lundstrom Clarke was running late for work at the Twin Towers in New York City and was jaywalking in order to get to her subway station on time, according to The Morton Report. As the 24-year-old account manager was crossing the street, she was cut off by a Mercedes SUV driven by the actress.

"I stopped and they screeched to a halt," Clarke told the site. "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."

Clarke said that the near-accident caused her to miss her train to work and by the time she arrived, the first plane had hit the World Trade Center.

Four people in Clarke's office died on September 11.

The Morton Report compares the moment to that of Paltrow's character in "Sliding Doors," where her life was changed forever after just missing the closing doors of a subway train.

Paltrow's publicist Stephen Huvane confirmed the accuracy of the incident and said that Paltrow was "deeply moved" by the story.

Paltrow, 38, recently just released the cookbook "My Father's Daughter" and recently appeared on several episodes of "Glee." She also teamed up with the show's actor, Matthew Morrison, to sing a duet on his debut album.

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