A woman whose home was destroyed after actress Anne Heche’s car crashed into it was “extremely lucky” to escape unharmed with her two dogs and a turtle because she was in a different part of the house at the time of the incident.
Heche is recovering from “serious” burn injuries she sustained on Friday, August 5, after her Mini Cooper crashed too fast into a home in Mar Vista, Los Angeles. The Emmy-winning actor’s car burst into flames, causing a massive fire in the home.
A representative for Heche confirmed that she is “currently in stable condition” and has been intubated. “Your family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy at this difficult time,” they said persons.
Lynne Mishele, whose home was “completely burned” in the accident and “red marked” by officials because she felt it unsafe, is now rebuilding her life after losing her lifelong possessions, a GoFundMe of her neighbors said.
That’s what her neighbor Lynne Bernstein told her persons that Mrs Mishele was in a state of shock and did not even realize what had happened. She hadn’t realized there was a car at her home until she saw Mr Bernstein and other neighbors rushing to the aid of crash survivors, he said.
“I don’t think she understood what was going on. She said, “What happened? What happened?’” he recalled.
Mr Bernstein said Ms Mishele, her two dogs and a pet turtle were lucky to have survived without injury as the vehicle “went almost completely through”.
John and Jennifer Durand, the owner of the destroyed one-story home, also started GoFundMe to help her get out of economic and emotional loss.
“Lynne lives with her beautiful puppies, Bree and Rueban, and the turtle, Marley, in the Mar Vista home that was destroyed this week,” it said. “Lynne and her family narrowly escaped physical injury and for that we are very, very grateful.”
The Durands said it was “worrying” that Ms Mishele had lost “her entire life of possessions, memorabilia, all the equipment for her business including her laptop and iPad, all her clothing and basic necessities and all household items”.
Sharing the images of half-burned family photos and damaged frames piled outside the home have now turned to rubble, it said: “With the help of the fire department, she was able to pull a few damaged sentimental items out of the wreckage. Everything else is gone.”
They urged people to donate to the campaign and support their home business, Creative Organization, on Instagram and TikTok.
“As a kind and generous person, Lynne is always the first to offer help to others. Today we’re asking the community to come together and help Lynne start over,” it said.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, 59 firefighters were on the scene to help contain the blaze. Officials did not name Heche on file as the driver of the car, but reports claim she was behind the wheel.
Corresponding TMZWitnesses first saw Heche’s car crash into the garage of a neighborhood apartment building before smashing into the house west of town.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/anne-heche-car-crash-lynne-mishele-house-b2140393.html Lynne Mishele: Woman whose home was destroyed in Anne Heche’s recent car crash was ‘extremely lucky’ to survive