Mayim Bialik hospitalized after car accident

Mike Krumboltz
Yahoo! TV

"The Big Bang Theory" co-star Mayim Bialik, best known for her long-running NBC sitcom "Blossom," was in a serious car accident on Wednesday, according to TMZ and People.

Bialik, who just received an Emmy nomination for her "Big Bang" role as Sheldon's girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler, suffered "a severe injury to her left thumb" and was taken to a local hospital, says People.

TMZ writes that Bialik was traveling in a Volvo in Los Angeles when her car was struck by another car full of tourists. The tourists were not cited by the police.

People magazine quotes LAPD Sergeant Monte Houze as saying, "From what I was told, there was a lot of blood at the scene."

Bialik, a mother of two, holds a Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA. Her official site writes that "she is the celebrity spokesperson for the Holistic Moms Network, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting holistic and green parenting and living."

[UPDATE: Mayim just tweeted, "(husband typing) In pain but will keep all my fingers."]

Watch a clip of Bialik as Amy on "The Big Bang Theory" right here: