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Brigitte Nielsen Hospitalized

Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver

12/22/2011 9:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Rocky IV" star Brigitte Nielsen was rushed to the hospital after a 3-car smash-up in L.A. last night -- and cops believe the person who caused the wreck was driving while hammered.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Nielsen was a passenger in a 2006 Porsche Cayenne ... which was struck from behind around 10:20 PM by a woman driving a Toyota Matrix. 

We're told the Porsche was knocked forward ... striking the car in front of it.

Cops and paramedics were called to the scene -- and the Matrix driver was arrested for DUI. Sources tell us the woman blew WELL ABOVE .08 on a breathalyzer test.

Nielsen -- who sustained injuries to her neck and back -- was transported to a nearby hospital, where doctors performed X-rays.

A rep for Nielsen tells us ... "She is back home. She's sore and resting."

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Jay W.     

So you see kids... you don't want to drink and drive.

946 days ago
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kira    

Man, she finally gets clean and sober only to be hit by a drunk driver. Weird...

946 days ago
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eb77541    

A rep for Nielsen tells us ... "She is back home. She's sore and resting.".... AND DELIGHTED TO BE RELEVANT AGAIN.

946 days ago
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J Live    

She is an absolute wildcat in the sack....i was worn out for a week.

946 days ago
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charley    

totally ironic....A Huge Drunk (Brigette) getting hit bty her own kind another drunk......this is soooooooooooooooooooo funny........

946 days ago
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cindy    

How ironic. Being that she had a big drinking problem in the past.

946 days ago
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BananaHammock    

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You All Know It Was Flava FLAAAAAAAAAAAV!

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Yeah BOYE!

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946 days ago
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mailtravis    

Brigitte Nielsen, I hope you are OK, and believe me... I know the feeling.

946 days ago
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Dee Madison    

Bridgette who? I guess we'll see her on TV soon or movies.. it's called when ur career has tanked get in the news no matter what.. thanks PR person, where do I sign?

946 days ago
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jeff    

She got out of the car. Got in the driver's face, and said "I MUST BREAK YOU" (calmly)

946 days ago
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lalaland    

Well, that's ironic.

946 days ago
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stu    

3 car pile up. The other driver tat wa***** is dead? Nice to see ur priorities r still low TMZ!

946 days ago
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therock    

I don't know how old she is now, but I'd do her!!!!!!!

946 days ago
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Sandra     

Hope she is ok and hope never to hear about her again!!

945 days ago

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