Shannen Doherty Crashes in Malibu

Shannen Doherty Crashes in Malibu
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updated 02/14/2006 at 05:50 PM EST

originally published 02/14/2006 04:00PM

Shannen Doherty was involved in a car accident Monday in California that sent another driver to the hospital, her publicist has confirmed.

The Charmed star suffered bruises and a cut on her left thigh during the incident, which occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway.

The actress was driving a Range Rover and making a left turn onto the busy Malibu highway at 10:17 a.m. when there was a collision with a Ford Mustang, according to Lt. Steve Wilson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The man driving the Mustang, James Warren Paul, was taken to Santa Monica Hospital, treated and released, the lieutenant said. The extent of his injuries is not known.

Doherty, 34, "went in a private car to Cedars-Sinai (Medical Center). She refused to go in an ambulance," the actress's New York publicist, Leslie Sloane, tells AP. "She was examined in the emergency room for thigh bruises and cuts."

Doherty "is resting and is doing fine," said Sloane, who added, "She's in pain a little bit. Her left side is a little messed up, to use her words."

Wilson said investigators listed Doherty as "the party most at fault."

Doherty was stopped for drunken driving in December, 2000. She was sentenced to five days in a work-release program and received three years probation.

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