Monday, April 15, 2024

Anne Heche In Famous Burn Center Whose Founder’s Wife Will Stand Trial for Killing 2 Little Boys in Car Accident


EXCLUSIVE I told you about the weird coincidence of Anne Heche and the actress who succeeded her on the soap, “Another World.” Jensen Buchanan went to jail for nearly killing a man while driving drunk. It’s a miserable, sad story.

Now it turns out that Heche, who is in a coma and fighting for her life after her terrible car accident, was taken to the very special Grossman Burn Unit in suburban Los Angeles. Heche has never had a history of doing anything harmful to anyone, this was an accident, she deserves everyone’s prayers and sympathy. She never intended for this to happen.

Maybe the same can be said for Roberta Grossman. She’s the wife of Dr. Peter Grossman, who inherited the famous Burn Unit from his father. Two years ago, Roberta Grossman sped through Triunfo Canyon Road in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles and struck 11-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother, Jacob, as they were crossing the street with their parents in a marked crosswalk.

The two little boys died. According to reports, Grossman allegedly continued driving after striking the boys, eventually stopping about a quarter-mile away from the scene when her car engine stopped running.

Grossman was ordered this past June to stand trial for two felony counts each of murder and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, along with one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death.. She could face a maximum of 34 years to life in prison if convicted as charged, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Neither Heche nor Grossman set out to cause the destruction that occurred with their accidents. But Grossman’s situation is a tragic coincidence, especially for the wife of a man who’s trying to save lives every day.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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