Helen Hunt, 56, was hospitalized after a car accident in Los Angeles. The actress, who is best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in As Good as It Gets and her Emmy-winning role in Mad About You is now recovering at home.
A Los Angeles Police Department, Officer Drake Madison, reported that an accident with two vehicles happened Wednesday at 4:50 p.m. on San Vincente Boulevard in LA. The police didn’t name the people involved but said some were transported to the hospital.
Video footage showed a white car hitting a black SUV in the middle of an intersection that did not have a stoplight. The SUV skidded through the intersection and rolled on to the driver’s side. Hunt was riding in the back of the black SUV as the only passenger of the vehicle.
Hunt was reportedly taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in stable condition and left several hours later. She was one of several people to be taken to the hospital after the accident.
Hunt’s representative, Stephen Huvane, told news reporters that Hunt is now at home recovering. He reported that she had “no major injuries” but is shaken by the accident.
Police have investigated the accident and determined that there were no major crimes involved. No one has been cited for the incident, and the police do not suspect that drugs or alcohol were involved.
Hunt is currently filming a reboot of the TV show Mad About You, which stopped airing on TV in 1999. She has wanted to do the reboot for a while, saying, “The dream is to get to do it. I have remained very, very close friends with Paul. Reboot, or no reboot we have lunch once a month.”
She warned fans not to expect the exact same show that aired 20 years ago, however. “We’ll be older though — I hope people are prepared for that. I’m not prepared for it.”
The first six episodes of the reboot will launch on November 20th with the next six episodes launching on December 18th. Get well soon, Helen!