Juliette Lewis injured in hit-and-run accident

Friday October 8, 2010

American actress Juliette Lewis had to receive hospital treatment on Thursday evening, after a car crash which left her severely shaken.

She complained of pain in her head, back and neck, but  was released shortly afterwards. 

Her spokesperson said: "Ms. Lewis … is a bit banged up and sore but otherwise thankfully okay. She is now resting at home".

The 37-year-old was returning from an event to promote her new film Conviction, which also stars Hilary Swank, when the car she was travelling in was struck by a driver in California.

The other driver fled the scene immediately. Police later found the vehicle abandoned near the scene of the accident.

Officers are searching for the driver of the other car and said he would be arrested on suspicioun of hit and run.

Photo: © Getty Images

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