Marvel Star Suffers Gruesome Injury In Hit-And-Run
Marvel star Carrie Bernans suffered a gruesome injury after she was involved in a hit-and-run incident in New York City on New Year’s Day.
‘Black Panther’ actor Carrie Bernans was among those hurt on New Year’s Day when a driver fleeing police plowed into an outdoor dining area at a New York City restaurant, injuring several people. https://t.co/bPG6VhXccA
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Bernans, who starred in Marvel’s Black Panther, remains hospitalized with broken teeth and deep facial wounds. The movie star’s mother, Patricia Lee, shared news of the star’s condition on social media on Monday.
“She’s still in so much pain and can’t answer calls at this time, but appreciate the messages,” Lee wrote. “This was a traumatic incident. Please keep Carrie in your thoughts and prayers. She’s in so much pain but healing.”
Lee revealed that her daughter was walking near a food stand with a friend when the driver, who was trying to escape after a hit-and-run incident, ran into multiple cars before hitting the food stand and knocking Bernans unconscious.
Carrie Bernans, who can be seen in 2023′s The Color Purple as well as Marvel’s Black Panther and Avengers Infinity War and End Game, was critically injured in a hit-and-run in New York City with eight other people at around 1:30 a.m. Monday. https://t.co/W3Ya9N9F6v pic.twitter.com/2QpteDgJmo
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“She was involved in a traumatic incident in NYC where a man, in his early 40s, was trying to escape a hit and run and ran into multiple cars before hitting a food stand that her friend and her were walking near,” Lee added. “It ended up knocking her unconscious and pinned her under the stand. She was under it unaware of what was happening. She has a few broken bones, fractures, and chipped teeth but thanking God that she’s alive. ”
According to Lee, nine people —including three police officers— were injured along with her daughter before police arrested the suspect.
“Nine people were injured in his attempted escape from the hit & run, including 3 police officers. Police caught him shortly after and arrested him,” Lee revealed. “Thank you to all the first responders, police, strangers, my friend Katherine, family and friends who’s helped her.”
Bernan’s situation comes after her Marvel colleague, Jeremy Renner, suffered near-fatal injuries from a snowplow accident at the start of 2023. Renner, who played Clint Barton / Hawkeye in The Avengers, was nearly crushed by the snowplow.
Sheriff on Actor Jeremy Renner's Snowplow Injuries: "We Believe This Was a Tragic Accident" pic.twitter.com/N7FP9DrYUn
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The actor was helping a motorist stuck in the snow near his house in Nevada on Jan. 1. 20223, when his snowplow ran over him. Rener sustained injuries to his chest, head and legs. He suffered more than 30 broken bones and had multiple surgeries in the days and months after the accident.