Actress Mayim Bialik's hand injured during crash, police say
Lt. Andrew Neiman said it is unclear whether she was clutching the wheel at the time or had put up her hand in a defensive maneuver. He said the injury is quite common during such collisions.
A spokeswoman for the "Big Bang Theory" actress said Bialik is recovering and should return to work Thursday.
The actress also used her personal Twitter account to update her fans. With her husband typing for her, she said she is "in pain but will keep all my fingers."
Bialik is grateful for the support from her fans, the spokeswoman said.
Bialik, the former star of TV's "Blossom," was rushed to the hospital after the collision shortly before noon Wednesday that caused her car's two main air bags to deploy and left her with "severe lacerations to her left hand and thumb," Neiman said.
The 36-year-old actress was driving through Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue when her Volvo collided with a car turning west on Hollywood Boulevard, Neiman said.
Bialik was driving alone at the time of the collision, Neiman said. The other car was carrying a group of people from Chile.
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Actress Mayim Bialik. Credit: Christina House / For the Times