Juliette Lewis recently and barely escaped peril in a car accident. Here, the Conviction star recounts some of that terrible, but ultimately fortunate experience.
"I was two blocks from my house when the car hit my side, the passenger door," the actress told People. "The good news is I was feeling sleepy and leaning in."
"So, that saved me from more brutal injuries."
"I didn't actually smash my head. I just got jerked violently."
Lewis said emergency responders encouraged her to seek treatment: "The paramedic said to me, 'Juliette, you don't understand ... We don't normally see people walk away from a crash that bad … You need to go to the hospital.' He had to convince me."