Juliette Lewis Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run Accident
October 7th, 2010 2:17pm EDT
Actress/singer Juliette Lewis has escaped serious injury after the car she was travelling in was involved in a horrific hit-and-run accident in California on Wednesday night.
The Natural Born Killers star was being driven home from a promotional event for her new film Conviction when a Honda slammed into the side of her Lincoln Town Car at an intersection in Burbank. She was admitted to a nearby medical center where she was treated for minor injuries and was discharged hours later.
Her representative tells TMZ.com, "(Lewis) went to the hospital to be checked out and is a bit banged up and sore but otherwise thankfully OK. She is now resting at home." The driver of the Honda sped off after the incident, although police found the vehicle abandoned not far from the crash site. The suspect was nowhere to be seen.
Sources tell the website Lewis is lucky to have emerged with just scratches and bruises, because the Lincoln was "completely totaled" in the collision. Cops have launched an investigation into the hit-and-run.