'NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Linda Hunt hospitalized after Hollywood car accident

Oscar-winning actress Linda Hunt was hospitalized after crashing into a sedan and a Honda SUV on Monday


                            'NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Linda Hunt hospitalized after Hollywood car accident

An Oscar-winning actress Linda Hunt was hospitalized following a car accident in Hollywood on Monday. The 73-year-old actress was attempting to turn left in her black BMW SUV when she crashed into a sedan and a Honda SUV. Paramedics determined the star required immediate medical attention. 

TMZ reported that the NCIS star was "visibly shaken" but the other drivers only suffered 'minor injuries' in the double collision now under investigation. An eyewitness told the site that Hunt was escorted to a lawn chair on the sidewalk following the car wreck. 

Actress Linda Hunt attends the CBS' 'NCIS: Los Angeles' celebrates the filming of their 100th episode held at Paramount Studios on August 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Actress Linda Hunt attends the CBS' 'NCIS: Los Angeles' celebrates the filming of their 100th episode held at Paramount Studios on August 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

The 4ft 9in stature, Linda, has had a remarkable career with memorable movies like She-Devil, Kindergarten Cop, and Prêt-à-Porter.

Linda, whose birth name is Lydia Hunter earned Academy Award glory in 1984 for her role as a male Chinese-Australian photographer called Billy Kwan in Peter Weir's 'The Year of Living Dangerously' alongside Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver. She won the Best Supporting Actress and became the first person to win an Oscar portraying a character of the opposite sex.

The New Jersey-born is also known for her distinctive husky voice and recently provided the voice of Grindalid female crime boss and White Worm leader, Lady Proxima, in Solo: A Star Wars Story.  She's also done voice work on video games mainly the in the God of War franchise, and voiced Grandmother Willow in Disney's Pocahontas.

The actress who was also Tony-nominated currently plays Operational Manager Hetty Lange in the procedural NCIS: Los Angeles, which returns for a 24-episode 10th season in the fall. She has already appeared in over 200 episodes. This year also marks a decade of marriage between Linda and her wife, psychotherapist Karen Kline, whom she began dating in 1978.

According to TMZ, law enforcement sources confirmed that only one person was hospitalized and the cause of the accident is yet unknown and under investigation.