Ailing pop star Daniel Bedingfield's younger sister NATASHA has been injured in a car collision - just two months after her famous brother crashed his vehicle in New Zealand.

BRIT AWARD winner Bedingfield is still recuperating in the Antipodean country and wearing a head brace since the accident in Whangarei in the North Island on 2 January (04). He also faces charges of careless use of a motor vehicle.

Natasha, who is about to launch her own pop career, was being driven through Los Angeles when her car was hit head-on by another vehicle. Fortunately she is only suffering from severe bruising and no bones were broken.

Natasha says, "It was surreal, considering what happened to Daniel. I was even travelling in a similar type of car to one he was driving when he had his accident.

"It was frightening, but I'm OK."

24/02/2004 17:27