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Suri Cruise, Katie Holmes OK after car accident, Tom Cruise visits child

07/17/2012 by Corinne Heller

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise recently suffered a scare when a garbage truck sideswiped their Mercedes but sustained no injuries, while the actress' ex-husband Tom Cruise flew to New York to see the child.

The accident occurred on Monday around 9:30 p.m. in New York City and paparazzi pictures of the vehicle sporting a dent and scratches were posted by outlets such as People magazine and The New York Daily News. They 33-year-old actress and the 6-year-old had left the Chelsea Piers recreational center, where the girl had a gymnastics class. Their driver was also unhurt.

"Suri was crying in the car," a source told People, which carried the report.

The outlet added that a police report was filed after the pair returned home. People also reported that a paparazzi car hit a vehicle carrying Holmes and her daughter last Friday, as they left the FAO Schwarz toy store. The actress' spokesperson had no immediate comment about whether or not a police report was filed over the matter.

Holmes and her daughter have often been followed by the paparazzi and travel with a security guard. More attention has been given to them in wake of the actress' recent divorce from Tom Cruise. Celebrity photographers have been spotted continuously outside her new New York apartment, where she had moved before filing the papers in late June.

Photos of Holmes' daughter in a leotard, working with a gymnastics instructor at the studio, were posted online on the day of the recent car accident. Pictures of the two arriving at the recreational center were published hours beforehand. Celebrity photographers have also released pictures of the pair at the Central Park Zoo and inside a Whole Foods supermarket, located near her apartment.

Holmes and Cruise announced on July 9 that they reached a settlement over their divorce. The actress reportedly has primary custody of the child.

Cruise flew from California to New York on Monday night to reunite with Suri. A picture of him carrying his daughter in the city was posted on Us Weekly magazine's website. She wore coral flip flops and carried a stuffed animal. It is believed to be their first in-person encounter since the divorce was finalized.

Holmes has meanwhile reportedly made school arrangements for her daughter. The actress, who was raised Catholic, has enrolled her in the elite Manhattan Catholic school Convent of the Sacred Heart, E! Online reported. Its alumni include the likes of Gloria Vanderbilt and Lady Gaga, who featured several of its schoolgirls in her 2011 ABC special "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving."

Holmes' daughter had previously been home-schooled. The Los Angeles Times reported that the role of Cruise's religion, Scientology, in the child's upbringing was a key part of the couple's negotiations over their divorce and custody arrangements.

(Pictured above: Photographers and videographers stand in a New York City Police Department-erected pen across the street from the garage entrance to Katie Holmes' apartment building in New York on July 3, 2012. / Katie Holmes talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the Women In Film gala in June 2011.)

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