Actress Hayden Panettiere has narrowly escaped injury after she was involved in a car crash in Tennessee.

The former Heroes star was travelling through Nashville on 14 November (12) when she allegedly ran a red light and crashed her car into another driver who was changing lanes.

Panettiere walked away from the accident without sustaining any major injuries, according to Tmz.com, while the other driver was not badly hurt either.

Both cars had to be towed away from the scene of the crash.