Actress Anne Heche was seriously injured in a fiery car accident at a Mar Vista home on Friday, sources tell NBCLA.
The crash was reported shortly before 11 a.m. at 1700 block of South Walgrove Avenue, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
According to police, the driver drove down a residential street at high speed and launched 30 feet into a house. The Mini Cooper involved in the crash was speeding and possibly hitting a curb before being launched through the front yard and house at more than two feet.
The homeowner was in the backyard at the time of the accident and was not injured.
A neighbor described what he saw after the driver was rescued.
“The house was tons of smoke. I think they used the crane to move the car to get the driver out. It was crazy.”
Humphrey said the car stopped at a 738-square-foot two-story house built in 1952.
The crash caused a structural compromise and a fire, Humphrey said.
Fifty-nine firefighters took 65 minutes to access the persistent flames in the badly damaged structure, contain and extinguish them completely, and rescue a female adult found inside the vehicle and treated in critical condition by LAFD Paramedics. taken to a hospital in the area,” Humphrey said.