Actor Daniel Baldwin was hospitalized with back and neck injuries and faced charges including reckless driving on Wednesday after crashing his car on a busy Los Angeles street, police said.
Baldwin, 45, smashed his silver Ford Thunderbird into two parked cars after an officer saw him driving at more than 80 mph and weaving through traffic on bustling Bundy Drive on the city’s west side, Los Angeles police spokesman Jason Lee said.
“The officer tried to catch up to the Thunderbird, lost sight of it momentarily and came up to a traffic collision where the T-bird had crashed into two parked vehicles,” Lee said. “The Thunderbird pushed one of the vehicles about 20 feet, and that was a Hummer,” Lee said.
Baldwin was taken to UCLA Medical Center after complaining of back and neck injuries, Lee said, and would be detained on suspicion of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
Lee said Baldwin could also face charges of driving under the influence if he were found to be intoxicated. There were no other injuries reported and Baldwin’s female passenger, who was not identified by police, was not charged.
Baldwin, who has appeared in a number of television series including Homicide: Life on the Street, is a member of an acting clan that also includes brothers Alec, Stephen and William Baldwin.