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Jan Smithers recovering after naked car accident

By April MacIntyre Nov 20, 2007, 0:46 GMT

James Brolin's ex wife is recovering in hospital after a bizarre traffic accident.

Actress Jan Smithers, of TV sitcom "WKRP In Cincinnati" fame, was driving naked when she stopped for help after her car broke down on a remote California highway in the middle of the night.

The National Enquirer reports that she was hit by a truck after the driver saw the 58-year-old waving him down too late.

She has been recovering from her injuries ever since the September accident, but family members fear her health issues might be more than a few broken bones.

A family friend tells the National Enquirer she fears Smithers suffered a mental breakdown following the death of her father. The pal says, "Everyone thinks Jan felt abandoned and snapped - a complete meltdown."

The Enquirer reports that police called to the scene of the accident found nothing wrong with her car and are puzzled as to why the actress stopped for help.

Allegedly Smithers can't remember anything about the accident or why she was driving naked so late.

Smithers dismissed stories that Barbra Streisand had ruined her marriage to James Brolin, by pointing out that she and James had parted amicablly years before Streisand and Brolin got together.

She and Brolin wed in 1985 and had one daughter together. They divorced in 1995. 



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