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Juliette Lewis was injured in a hit-and-run crash in California

Juliette Lewis was injured in a hit-and-run crash in California

Juliette Lewis was injured in a hit-and-run crash in California

Actress Juliette Lewis was injured in a hit-and-run crash in California, police said.

Sgt Sean Kelley said Lewis was a passenger in the back seat of a car on Wednesday night when a driver jumped a red light, smashing into Lewis' vehicle before speeding off.

The car was found a short distance away, but the driver had fled the scene in Burbank.

Sgt Kelley said Lewis complained of pain in her head, back and neck and some bruising and was taken to a hospital.

He said the driver will be arrested over the hit and run when found.

The 37-year-old Lewis received a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role in the 1991 film Cape Fear. She appears in the soon-to-be released film Conviction.

PA