Sesame Street star LORETTA LONG has been hospitalised after she was hit by a car in New Jersey.
The veteran actress, who has appeared on the children's classic as Susan Robinson since it began in 1969, was crossing Route 130 at Dutch Neck Road on Tuesday (09Feb10) when she was struck by a vehicle and carried 70 feet (21 metres).
Long was taken into Capital Health at Fuld Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey, suffering from head injuries and a broken shin.
The 69 year old is reportedly "in good spirits" at the medical facility, while undergoing scans to determine the extent of her injuries, reports RadarOnline.com.
A motorist has been questioned by cops following the incident.
A police representative says, "The matter remains under investigation by the East Windsor Police Department's Unit and Mercer County Serious Collision Response Team."