Deadline has confirmed that actress Anne Heche was hospitalized with burns after a car crashed into her Los Angeles home. The news was first reported by TMZ.
Police said the accident happened around 10:55 a.m. Friday in the Mar Vista neighborhood of LA.
“The vehicle was traveling east on Preston Way at high speed, entered the T-junction of Preston Way and Walgrove Avenue, went off the road and struck a residential building in the 1700 block of Walgrove,” it said. A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said: he said Deadline.
“The vehicle was on fire and the driver was taken to a local hospital by LAFD,” police said.
The house itself was also engulfed and the flames spread to the roof.
“It took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to access, contain and completely extinguish an ongoing fire in the badly damaged building,” said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Several local outlets later confirmed that the blue Mini Clubman involved in the incident was registered to Heche.
Fox11 News chopper footage shows the car successfully pulled into the house and may have crashed into one of the side walls.
Fox11’s Sky Eye, Stu Mandel, often followed aerial chases and accidents and described the scenes that unfolded beneath him.
As firefighters pulled the car out of the burning house using a giant tow rope, the car’s charred roof rattled Mandel, a veteran of many such incidents, and remarked, “There’s someone out there. If he lives, it will be a miracle.”
The person was found alive, and firefighters loaded the victim onto a stretcher, covered his face, and carried him to a waiting ambulance. , trying to get out.
“Oh dear God!” says Mandel, who at the time thought the driver was a man. “He’s totally alive! He tried to escape.”
Moments later, as paramedics load the victim into an ambulance, a shocked Mandel remarks, It really is For real strange. ”
According to TMZ, Heche initially had a minor accident at a Marvista apartment complex, crashing into a parking garage wall but driving away. Crashes into houses happened some time later.
Heche has several projects in the works. She will soon be starring in Sam Levinson’s upcoming HBO music industry drama series. idol, opposite The Weeknd. In June, she signed with her Lifetime’s. Girl in room 13to be premiered this fall. She will also appear alongside Dermot Mulroney full speed, is an upcoming horror thriller all squirrelse a a a. Heche recently starred in a psychological thriller directed by Peter Facinelli. has disappeared Quiver’s tornado thriller also on Netflix 13 minutes.
Erik Pedersen and CNS contributed to this article.