Actress Anne Heche is seriously burned in explosion after crashing her blue Mini Cooper into garage of LA apartment block

  • Actress Anne Heche, 53, was burned after she crashed her Mini Cooper
  • Heche could be seen flailing about as she was stretchered into an ambulance 
  • Crash happened at about 11am on Friday morning in Mar Vista area of LA
  • She had earlier crashed into an apartment complex before driving off
  • Moments later she crashed for a second time into a home, setting it ablaze 

By James Gordon For

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Actress Anne Heche was involved in a fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Friday at about 11am which resulted in her being taken away in an ambulance on a stretcher, suffering from burns.

Heche, 53, was driving a blue Mini Cooper in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she careered into the garage of an apartment complex, according to TMZ.

Residents from the block tried to help Heche get out of the car but she slammed the car into reverse and sped off.

Actress Anne Heche was involved in a fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Friday at about 11am which resulted in her being taken away in an ambulance on a stretcher, suffering from burns

Emergency services were quickly on the scene of the crash on Friday morning

Heche, 53, is now said to be in critical condition in hospital where she is intubated

Heche could be seen, arms flailing, as she was placed into the back of an ambulance

It wasn’t long before she then crashed for a second time into a nearby home igniting a fire which then spread and quickly engulfed the entire house. 

Firefighters were able to get the flames out within about an hour, according to Fox 11. 

Heche suffered burns in the resulting blaze.

Heche’s vehicle crashed into a home setting it ablaze 

Fire crews were on scene as they attempted to put out the flames which took about an hour

Smoke could be seen coming from the home into which Heche has crashed ino

Video sees her flailing about as she was placed onto a stretcher and taken to hospital by ambulance. 

It is not known if she was DUI but photos of the crash scene appear to show a beverage was sitting in the one of the cup holders of the car.

A bottle with a red cap could be seen in the car’s cup holder shortly before the accident. 

‘Her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence of alcohol,’ TMZ reported. 

EMTs quickly ushered Heche into the back of an ambulance 

She is currently in hospital in critical condition and is intubated. It is not clear to what extent she was injured but she is expected to survive. 

The home into which Heche crashed into suffered significant fire damage

There was plenty of emergency services in attendance in the aftermath of the crash

Heche, a native of Aurora, Ohio, was well known for romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s.

Following their breakup, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert. 

She stumbled into a stranger’s home before being carted off to a hospital – hours after breaking up with the comedian. 

She has also previously been open about her battles with substance abuse.

‘I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life,’ she told ABC News in 2001.

She said her choices were because of a painful childhood in which she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.

‘I’m not crazy, but it’s a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me.

‘I had a fantasy world that I escaped to. I called my other personality Celestia. I believed I was from that world. I believed I was from another planet. I think I was insane.’ 

Degeneres and Heche, seen at the 1998 Golden Globe Awards in LA, dated from 1997-2000

Heche noted how her relationship with DeGeneres ‘wasn’t a long-term love affair;’ the two were snapped in 2000


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