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Actress Maura Tierney Hospitalized After Getting Hit By A Car While Riding Bike

Maura Tierney was biking in Marina del Rey when a car clipped her back wheel and sent her tumbling to the ground, reports say. 

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Actress Maura Tierney was briefly hospitalized after getting into a bike accident on Monday.

Tierney, known for her role on Showtimes’ “The Affair,” was riding her bike in the Marina del Rey area of California when a car hit her back tire at around noon, TMZ reports. The accident reportedly knocked Tierney, 53, to the ground, where she remained until paramedics arrived on the scene. Tierney reported experiencing back pain after the fall, according to TMZ, prompting medics to fit her with a neck brace and load her onto a stretcher before transporting her to a local hospital.

One photo published by TMZ on Tuesday shows Tierney lying down on the side of the road following the accident, while another shows a medic loading Tierney, wearing a neck brace and sitting on a stretcher, onto the back of an ambulance.

Tierney was later released from the hospital “with no major injuries,” a representative for the actress confirmed to People.

“Thank you to everyone who has reached out with their concern,” the brief statement continued.

The driver of the car who hit Tierney’s bike stayed at the scene of the accident until paramedics arrived, according to TMZ. A media relations officer for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to People that they did not believe that the driver, whose identity has not been released, was under the influence of either alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident.

Following an explosive ending to its fourth season, “The Affair” was renewed last month for a fifth and final season, according to Deadline.

[Photo: Maura Tierney attends Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Crustacean Beverly Hills on March 2, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. By Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Women in Film]