According to US media, the actress is said to have left the road with her car and crashed into a house. Anne Heche suffered severe burns.
Hollywood star Anne Heche, known from films such as “Six Days, Seven Nights” and “Psycho”, is said to have been hospitalized after a car accident. As the US portal “TMZ” reports, the incident occurred on Friday afternoon local time in Mar Vista, a district of Los Angeles. According to eyewitnesses, the 53-year-old crashed her blue Mini Cooper first into a garage and then into a residential building.
The Los Angeles Police Department would not confirm the driver’s identity, but the report said the license plate number was in the actress’s name and that she was the driver. According to the LAPD, the vehicle burst into flames and the driver was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital with severe burns.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the fire spread from the car to the home. It took 59 LAFD firefighters 65 minutes to enter the badly damaged building, contain and completely extinguish the flames.
The cause of the accident is still unclear and is being investigated. Recordings from traffic cameras are said to show that the actress was driving in the residential area at excessive speed. The extent of her injuries is not yet known. As “TMZ” wants to know, Anne Heche is said to be artificially ventilated in the hospital, but not in danger of life. Because of her condition, doctors are currently unable to run tests to determine if she was driving under the influence of alcohol.