Following a single-vehicle collision on Friday in Los Angeles, actor Anne Heche was critically hurt, according to NBC Los Angeles.
According to two email notifications from Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey, the collision with a house in the Mar Vista area started a significant fire that was extinguished in a little over an hour.
He said that the driver was extricated from the car by LAFD rescuers and sent to a hospital with serious wounds.
Heavy damage was done to the house, but Humphrey said there were no other known casualties. It was reported shortly before 11 a.m.
According to a representative for the Los Angeles Police Department, the reason of the collision is still being investigated.
He acknowledged that it was feasible that the patient might have a blood test as part of the police inquiry. If a person was arrested on a DUI charge before the test, police in California do not require a warrant to take blood.
Officers may make such arrests based on their observations and circumstantial evidence, including the presence of alcohol or narcotics in a car.
Heche originally rose to fame as roles in the soap opera Another World. Subsequently, he acted in movies including Volcano, Donnie Brasco, and I Know What You Did Last Summer.” She has also been in TV shows like “Men in Trees” and “Chicago P.D.”
Heche claimed in 2020 that her 1990s romance with talk-show presenter and comedian Ellen DeGeneres was groundbreaking as a high-profile, same-sex romance.
She added in a portion that was recorded for the television program “Dancing With the Stars” that year, “My tale is a story that produced change in the world, moved the needle for equal rights ahead, when I fell in love with Ellen DeGeneres.”
She said that the more than three-year relationship, which ended in 2000, had a severe toll on her career, resulting in a ten-year absence of significant studio parts.
The couple had a son before getting divorced, and she later married Coley Laffoon. In 2009, she welcomed a second child with “Men in Trees” co-star James Tupper. Since then, the pair has split up.
The postwar neighborhood of Mar Vista is located on a hilltop above the ocean. The city of Santa Monica is bordered by it.