Updated May 12 at 12:45 p.m., ET: TMZ reports that, according to a representative for Beverly Peele, "Both Mom and daughter were taken by ambulance to UCLA Medical Center and into intensive care with multiple fractures and injuries. They together remain hospitalized in excellent hands, awaiting further testing, and treatment."
Former supermodel Beverly Peele was critically injured in a car accident Monday evening and is in "very serious condition" at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, reports TMZ.
A contemporary of Naomi Campbell, Peele enjoyed her greatest success during the late 1980s and early 1990s. She prowled the catwalks for Versace and Chanel, graced the covers of Elle and European editions of Vogue, and appeared in George Michael's 1992 "Too Funky" video, along with Tyra Banks and Linda Evangelista.
By the mid-1990s, Peele had retired from modeling. Television (Girlfriends and Sister, Sister) and film (Sweet Friggin' Daisies) appearances followed, although she was most recently in the media spotlight for identity theft. In 2006, Peele was sentenced to three years probation and 300 hours of community service for stealing credit card information and buying merchandise worth several thousand dollars.
Hopefully she can overcome this latest setback.
Check out a timeline of Peele's modeling career at NYMag.com