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Helen Hunt Hospitalized After SUV Flips in Accident

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Helen Hunt is recovering Thursday after a vehicle she was riding reportedly flipped over during a car accident in California.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told People the incident occurred in Los Angeles’ Mid-City area on the corner of San Vicente and Tremaine Avenue.

Video footage obtained by TMZ showed Hunt’s black SUV crossing the intersection and then being struck by another vehicle, causing the Mad About You star’s car to flip on its side. Sources told the celebrity news outlet Hunt was sitting in the back of the car as a passenger at the time.

An LAPD spokesperson told People the actress was transported to a local hospital along with a number of other people after the collision. Per the publication, police investigated the incident and determined no crime was committed.

A bystander who helped Hunt and her fellow passengers after the crash has come forward with more details about the scary incident.

Zarren Thomas, who works at a nearby Jiffy Lube, witnessed the crash and immediately went over to help.

“I saw the truck tipped over, and so went over there to help the people get out of the car,” Thomas told Entertainment Tonight. “I just wanted to make sure they were safe.”

He said he pried the car door open with the help of a co-worker and helped the three people inside, including Hunt, climb out of the vehicle.

“I didn’t know that I was helping a star. My first instinct was to get everybody out safe and sound,” he told ET. “It was pretty scary. I just didn’t know if everybody was OK. That’s all I was thinking about.”

Helen Hunt
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The 56-year-old celebrity was released from the hospital hours later. Her rep reportedly told TMZ the Oscar winner was shaken but didn’t suffer any major injuries.

Hunt is currently filming a reboot of the hit television show “Mad About You,” which aired from 1992 until 1999 and landed a limited series revival for Charter Communications’ premium content platform, Spectrum Originals.