Anne Heche reportedly in critical condition after horrific accident caught on video
Los Angeles, California - Anne Heche, the Emmy-nominated actor known for Gracie's Choice and Hung, has reportedly been hospitalized after she crashed her car and caused a home to catch fire in Los Angeles on Friday.
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) reported a car crash on South Walgrove Avenue late Friday morning. A post on the fire department's official Twitter account said one person, who was critically injured, was rescued and hospitalized.
Fifty-nine firefighters arrived on the scene and took 65 minutes to fully contain and extinguish the fire, the Twitter report said.
LAFD said on its website that a "a female adult found within the vehicle" had been taken to a nearby "hospital by LAFD Paramedics in critical condition." No other injuries were reported.
The department did not identify Heche as the driver, but tabloid news website TMZ reported that witnesses saw the Vanished star driving a blue Mini Cooper in their neighborhood.
Heche reportedly suffers "severe burns"
Videos and photos from the scene obtained by the site reportedly show Heche first crashing into a garage of an apartment building.
Before residents could help Heche out of her car, she reversed and drove off, according to TMZ. Shortly after that, Heche reportedly crashed into a nearby home and ignited a fire in Mar Vista, a neighborhood on Los Angeles' westside.
A photo posted by TMZ showed Heche in the driver's seat of the Mini Cooper, and a video captured the driver being rescued from the crash and wheeled onto an ambulance. In the video, the injured driver was covered in a white cloth while on a stretcher, having suffered "severe burns," according to the outlet.
A representative for Heche declined to comment when reached by the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
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