Jamie Lee Curtis was briefly hospitalised yesterday (August 1) as a result of a serious car accident.

The actress - who has starred in films such as Freaky Friday and A Fish Called Wanda - was in the passenger seat of a car that collided with another vehicle in Los Angeles.

The 54-year-old's close friend Jodie Foster arrived on the scene moments after the crash. A spokesperson for Curtis subsequently confirmed that she was transferred to a local hospital, but was later released.

"Jamie was a passenger in a car involved in a collision," her representative told Gossip Cop. "She went to the hospital to be checked out but she is fine and is home resting."