According to US media, Anne Heche is said to have been seriously injured in a car accident. According to "TMZ.com", the 53-year-old US actress, known among other things for the television series "Ally McBeal," was taken to a hospital with burns. In the accident on Friday in Los Angeles, Heche is said to have crashed into an apartment building while having the building and their vehicle caught fire.
The "Los Angeles Times" reported, citing authorities, that the actress was reported as the owner of the accident car. The management of Heche initially did not respond to a request from the German Press Agency.
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) confirmed an accident in the Mar Vista neighborhood with severe fire damage. In a video showing dramatic scenes from the scene of the accident, an LAFD spokesman said 59 firefighters were deployed to put out the blaze. The vehicle crashed into a house at high speed and only came to a stop after almost ten meters. The driver was stabilized in critical condition and taken to a hospital. She was able to speak to the rescuers. A person who was in the back of the house was reportedly unharmed.
According to eyewitness reports, Heche first rammed a garage wall in the residential area and drove away at high speed before smashing into the apartment building, TMZ.com reported.
A mother of two, Heche is known for roles in films such as Donnie Brasco, Six Days Seven Nights, Wag the Dog and Volcano. TV viewers know her from series like "Ally McBeal" and "Nip/Tuck". Her marriage to cinematographer Coley Laffoon ended in divorce in 2009. Prior to her marriage, Heche dated talk show host Ellen DeGeneres at times.