Anne Heche Reportedly in Critical Condition Following Car Crash

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American actress Anne Heche is said to be in a critical condition after being involved in a car accident which saw her smash into a building.

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The 53-year-old actress – who dated talk show star Ellen Degeneres in the 1990s – has been severely burned in the incident.

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Anne was seen driving at high speed in a residential area in the Mar Vista neighbourhood of Los Angeles on Friday morning.

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It is reported she crashed her car twice – first into an apartment complex and then a second time into another home.

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The second crash is reported to have ignited a fire that caused “significant damage” – while footage and photographs from the scene showed Anne being taken away in an ambulance.

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TMZ reports a witness telling them: “she was driving a blue Mini Cooper and crashed into the garage of an apartment complex.”

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They added: “Residents of the apartment complex tried getting Anne out of the vehicle but she put the car in reverse and then sped off.

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A short time later, she crashed into a nearby home, igniting a fire. The fire was significant and engulfed the house.”

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They report that Anne was stretchered off in an ambulance with “charred clothes” and state she has suffered “severe burns” although they are not said to be life threatening.

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Their report adds: “she's currently in the hospital intubated but expected to live.”

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The outlet has also ascertained footage from the door camera of a home in the vicinity of the accident which shows a blue car speeding past the building.