The woman whose home was destroyed by Anne Heche’s car crash on Friday “was extremely fortunate” to survive without injuries, her neighbor revealed.
Lynne Bernstein, who lives near Lynne Mishele, said the Los Angeles resident was in a different room when the actress, 53, crashed into her house.
“I don’t think she got what was going on. She said, ‘What happened? What happened?’ ” Bernstein told People of Mishele, noting she was “in shock.”
Her neighbor recalled Heche’s blue Mini Cooper driving “almost all the way through” the house and “almost immediately” caught fire.
Bernstein noted that her pets, which include a turtle and two dogs, also narrowly escaped.
Meanwhile, Heche remains in “critical condition” after slipping into a coma on Monday.Lynne Mishele, whose home was destroyed by Anne Heche’s car crash on Friday “was extremely fortunate” to survive without injuries, her neighbor revealed.Facebook/Lynne Mishele
“She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” her rep told Page Six on Monday after previously telling outlets that she was in stable condition.
Although Mishele was unharmed, the owners of the property that was destroyed have started a GoFundMe to help cover the loss of “the place she loves.”Mishele’s home after the accident.GoFundMe
“Lynne lives with her beautiful pups Bree and Rueban, and tortoise Marley in the Mar Vista home that was destroyed this week by a car driving into the home at a high rate of speed, catching the house on fire,” John and Jennifer Durand wrote.
“Lynne and her family very narrowly escaped physical harm, and for that we are very, very grateful.”The actress remains in hospital.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
They noted in the campaign that the Los Angeles Fire Department “immediately red-tagged” the house and she lost an “entire lifetime of possessions, mementos, all equipment for her business including her laptop and iPad, all of her clothing and basic necessities, and all household items.”Mishele’s two dogs also escaped.gofundme
They continued, “With firefighters’ help, she was able to pull a few damaged sentimental belongings from the wreckage. Everything else is gone.”
The “Six Days, Seven Nights” star will have to give a blood sample to authorities after LAPD received a warrant to test for drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the crash, Page Six confirmed earlier today.