Anne Heche‘s car accident was witnessed by several people and they spoke about it on Saturday.
The witness, Lynne Bernstein, detailed the crash as “horrific” and said he could “hardly breathe” when trying to assist Heche out of the blue Mini Cooper she was driving.
“The smoke was just getting way too intense, we could hardly breathe,” Bernstein said. “The smoke was making it difficult to see.”
Bernstein said that he and his wife saw a car speed down their street before they heard Heche’s car crash into their neighbor’s house.
Bernstein said that his neighbor, Dave, asked Heche if she was okay. The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on the scene and asked the neighbors if anyone was in the house. The first responders were then alerted that a woman was inside.
The tenant of the house exited her home from a side room and was “shocked” by what had happened. “Get out of my house,” the tenant told the group of people outside her home before she realized that a car had hit her home.
Dave took the tenant’s two dogs to his home. Bernstein noted that the tenant was “fine” following the explosive crash.
Bernstein said that Heche was “conscious” but he didn’t know how “coherent” she was following the crash.
Heche crashed a vehicle into a home in Mar Vista, California on Friday. This caused a fire, and she was transported to a hospital in critical condition according to emergency responders.
She was conscious and breathing when she was placed on a stretcher.
A second witness spoke with Fox News Digital outside the homeowners home. The damage from the crash is clearly seen.
The crash “scared the entire neighborhood,” Yaroslav Borets told Fox News Digital. “Something we will remember for a longtime.” Borets noted that his neighborhood is “not the kind neighborhood that knows everyone next door.”
“This is generally a safe place,” he said, explaining that this type of accident doesn’t often occur in the Mar Vista neighborhood.
A third witness spoke to Fox News Digital on Saturday and expressed concern about returning to her neighborhood to see the street blocked off. She said that she was worried because her young child was at home.
“It was scary because my baby was home,” Sarah Bixler Pierce said as she held her young baby. “It was kind of chaos. There was an ambulance, the fire had been extinguished at this point.”
Pierce told us that she spoke with a firefighter who said that a woman drove her car very quickly through some trees and into that house.
The firefighter told her that Heche was “delirious” when they extracted her from the vehicle.
Brian Humphrey, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department, told Fox News Digital that the person involved in the accidents was transferred to a hospital in critical condition.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the vehicle had a single occupant when it crashed into a two-story home built in 1952.
“Fifty-nine firefighters took 65 minutes to access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure and rescued one female adult found within the vehicle who has been taken to an area hospital by LAFD Paramedics in critical condition,” the statement said.
No other injuries were reported, and the cause of the crash is under investigation, according to FOX 11.
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