The Revenge of the Nerds star was cited for careless driving after his car drifted over the dividing line of a freeway and collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer.

The 61 year old, the brother of the late David Carradine, and his wife Edith, who was in the passenger seat, were freed from the car wreck by firefighters and admitted to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police ruled out alcohol and drugs as factors in the accident at the time of their investigation, and now Colorado State Patrol spokesman Sergeant Rob Madden has revealed Carradine has since settled the case by mailing in a fine of just under $170 (£106).