'Big Bang Theory's' Mayim Bialik Injured in Car Crash

Mayim Bialik, "Big Bang Theory"
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After rising to fame as the title character on the sictcom "Blossom, "Bialik returns to the small screen playing Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, described as Sheldon's "friend that's a girl, but not a girlfriend."

UPDATED: The Emmy-nominated actress tweets she's "in pain," but will return to work Thursday and keep all her fingers following the crash that

The Big Bang Theory Emmy nominee Mayim Bialik sustained serious injuries to her left hand and thumb following a car crash Wednesday in Los Angeles.

The actress was injured and taken to a Los Angeles hospital after her white Volvo was struck near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and LaBrea Avenue. Traffic was being diverted to nearby sidestreets following the crash.

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An LAPD spokesperson tells The Hollywood Reporter that the actress was traveling south on LaBrea when a vehicle with three tourists going north on LaBrea decided to make a left turn in front of Bialik's car at the intersection and both airbags in her Volvo deployed.

Bialik sustained severe lacerations to her left hand and thumb and was transported to a nearby hospital where she was set to be admitted for potential surgery on her hand, according to the LAPD.

No crime was reported. 

A spokesperson for Big Bang Theory studio Warner Bros. Television said the incident is not expected to impact production on the series, which began filming last week.

Bialik picked up her first career Emmy nomination for her supporting turn on the CBS comedy last month.

Updated: Bialik took to Twitter a few hours following the crash, noting she was "in pain" but would be returning to work on Big Bang on Thursday.

"(husband typing) In pain but will keep all my fingers. If u wanna See pre accident me watch The Soup tonight lol  " Bialik's husband wrote for her.