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Soap Star Finola Hughes

Sideswipes Pedestrian & Car

8/7/2011 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Veteran soap actress Finola Hughes hit a pedestrian and a parked car Thursday night in Hollywood -- but when it was all said and done ... SHE was the one who feared for her safety. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Hughes -- who appeared on "All My Children" and "General Hospital" -- was driving her 2008 Mercedes when she accidentally clipped a parked car and a 23-year-old guy who was getting into it.

We're told Hughes got scared when a witnesses chased her ... so she called police from her car -- and then pulled over to exchange info with the other people involved. 

We're also told alcohol was not a factor ... Hughes was not ticketed -- and the pedestrian only suffered minor injuries. 

Finola Hughes Fun Fact -- She was nominated in 1983 for a Razzie for her role in "Staying Alive."


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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Um, she was scared? What, 'cause she got caught!

1151 days ago


I swear officer the car jumped out of nowhere.

1151 days ago


How does she hit a car and a pedestrian and still not get ticketed? Ridiculous.

1151 days ago


I guess when your famous you get a slap on the wrist.

1151 days ago


Stupidity....pfft...hit and get away with it. hmm

1151 days ago


not ticketed? WTF?! it's called hit and run. leaving the scene of an accident. also, if she was drunk it would have been worse than if she talking on her phone or whatever else? what's the difference to the person who got hit?

1151 days ago


Bozz, nowhere in the article did it say that she left the scene. I don't get why she wasn't ticketed. Inattentive driving at least. And seriously, TMZ, shoddy reporting. Why was she scared for her safety? You mention she was scared for her safety, don't say why, then throw in the fun Razzie fact. Come on!

1151 days ago

Bad Motherhugger    

Come on now, TMZ! Wake the hell up already! Did "a witness" chase her or did "witnesses" chase her? What was it? In case you don't notice, Snoozy-Pie, it makes quite a difference whether one person goes after you or a small mob attacks.

1151 days ago


Maybe she didn't get ticketed because she was driving down the road and the guy getting into the car just threw open his car door in front of her without looking to see if it was safe for him to do so.

1151 days ago


What a putz.

1151 days ago

George Costanza    

Might want to proofread your stuff before publishing "We're told Hughes got scared when a witnesses chased her "

1151 days ago

Bad Motherhugger    

At least TMZ informed us of the fact that she drove a Mercedes from 2008. Nothing says "d-list" like driving a three year old Mercedes. Tacky, tacky, tacky!

1151 days ago


THE PEDESTRIAN ONLY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES???? The Hollywood police would have made the same comment if this crazy woman actually KILLED the young man!!! Perfect example of what so-called "law enforcement" has come down to. Just let me go to Dunkin Donuts, he only "suffered minor injuries." Hope this man finds a capable attorney to bring charges against this woman and the failed Hollywood police. MY GOD!!!

1151 days ago


My husband is disabled and he was getting into his car and almost had the door shut when a woman clipped his door, she was speeding on a dead end street. In the end HE was found at fault for 'obstructing the street' not her. Granted this is a MA law so it might not be that way everywhere but here, if you have your door open and a car hits it, it's your fault not theirs.

1151 days ago

No comment    

I wonder if she was on her cell phone or texting??? Oh and a person can be ticketed once the police report is complete.

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