On Friday, August 5, in Los Angeles, actress Anne Heche apparently experienced a car accident and was taken directly to the hospital. Anne struck a house with her automobile, starting a fire. Her health is reportedly serious after sustaining major burns. The 53-year-old actress was reportedly operating a blue Mini Cooper. Before slamming it into a Los Angeles home, she reportedly ploughed her car into an apartment complex’s garage.
Anne Heche in a Critical Condition
“The vehicle (Anne Heche) was driving at a high rate of speed when she veered off the road and collided with a residence,” Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee told CNN.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the collision set the car on fire and resulted in the burn injuries that Anne Heche had. She was in critical condition when LAFD paramedics took her to a nearby hospital. Firefighters needed more than an hour to completely put out the blaze.
Heche was allegedly captured on CCTV footage from the homes on the block speeding down the street.
Bystanders reportedly tried to get the star out of her car after she initially crashed into the parking garage of the apartment complex, but she apparently backed up and raced away from the scene.
A short while later, her car caused a fire by colliding with a nearby house.
How did it happen?
The Donnie Brasco actor is said to have been driving at such a high pace that her car became entirely damaged and trapped 30 feet into the home.
Heche was reportedly rescued from the wreckage by first responders following the second collision.
Heche appears to have sat up and attempted to exit her gurney, according to aerial footage that was posted online from the scene.
Photos from the initial collision reveal a red-capped bottle in her car’s cup holder. However, it hasn’t been determined with certainty whether it was alcohol.
Officials were unable to test Heche for alcohol intake due to her poor state.
Heche was reportedly “awake and breathing,” and the homeowner whose home her car hit was unharmed and survived.