Anne Heche Still Unconscious and In Coma After Fiery Car Crash

Anne Heche is in a coma, in “extreme critical condition” and requires mechanical ventilation. That’s the latest update from Heche’s rep after her fiery car crash two days ago.

From her rep, it sounds like Hech’s lungs have been damaged and suffered serious burns.

Via Deadline:

At this time Anne is in extreme critical condition. She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention.. She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.

The sort of good news is people on mechanical ventilation for more than 12 hours live 69% of the time, according to a limited medical study. Of course, the bad news is the 31% that don’t.

The other bad news is that one study says the longer Heche stays on a ventilator, the worse her odds at living. Straight up, the odds are 37% she comes through.

In the analysis of adult population, a total of 262 patients were admitted to ICUs and received mechanical ventilation during the study period. The mean age of those patients was 57 (SD 21) years, and the majority were male (64%). Of 262 patients, 98 patients died after receiving mechanical ventilation. Thus, the overall mortality for patients admitted to ICUs and receiving mechanical ventilation during the study period was 37%, with a median survival time in the ICU of 11 days

Heche crashed and burned in a possible DUI accident on Friday. Witnesses say Heche drove into a building, backed up, then floored it 60 mph down a street.

She then allegedly raced through a stop sign, hopped a curb and crashed a second time. This time, she drove into a house. That crash set the house and Heche’s car on fire and destroyed both.

The crash left tenant Lynne Mishele homeless. Friends have helped her set up a GoFundMe page with a $100,000 goal.

TMZ says there was a possible bottle of alcohol in the car.

Heche’s rep says her “family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time.”

How bad does Heche wish she could have a do-over on last Friday?

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