US actress Anne Heche was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition after a collision that left her vehicle “bursting into flames”.
The incident happened Friday morning in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, near Ms. Heche’s home.
The 53-year-old actress is the former partner of US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and is known for films such as ‘Donnie Brasco’, ‘Cedar Rapids’ and ‘Psycho’.
Pictures and video footage made available to US media outlet TMZ showed Ms Heche driving a blue Mini Cooper, which was later pictured badly damaged at the scene.
The vehicle struck a two-story house and “erupted in a severe fire,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).
“It took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to reach, contain and completely extinguish the persistent flames within the badly damaged structure,” an LAFD report said.
“An adult female (was) found in the vehicle and was rushed by LAFD paramedics to a nearby hospital in critical condition.”
The LAFD also confirmed to the PA news agency that the vehicle had driven 30ft into the residence but the occupant had escaped unharmed.
The building remained “uninhabitable,” added spokesman Brian Humphrey.
Heche began dating DeGeneres in 1997 but split in 2000.
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