Actress Anne Heche was seriously injured in a violent car accident on Friday when her car slammed into a home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, sources told NBCLA.
The accident was reported shortly before 11 a.m. in the 1700 block of South Walgrove Avenue, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Police say the driver was speeding down a residential street and drove 30 feet into a house. The Mini Cooper involved in the accident was accelerating and may have hit a curb before launching more than two feet across the front yard and into the house.
The owner was in the backyard at the time of the accident and was not injured.
A neighbor described what he saw after this driver was rescued.
“The house was… tons of smoke. I think they used the crane to move the car to extract the driver. It was crazy.”
Humphrey said the car stopped at a 738-square-foot two-story house built in 1952.
The crash caused structural compromise and a fire, Humphrey said.
“Fifty-nine firefighters took 65 minutes to access, contain and completely extinguish the stubborn flames in the heavily damaged structure and rescue an adult woman found in the vehicle, who was taken to an area hospital by LAFD paramedics. in critical condition,” Humphrey said.