The Affair's Maura Tierney rushed to hospital after being hit by a car as she rode her bike in LA

Paramedics arrived to find the actress, 53, lying on the ground after a car hit her back tyre yesterday.

She was taken into the ambulance by wheelchair after complaining of back pain, according to TMZ.

A spokesman for the star told People she was later released from hospital with no major injuries.

They added: “Thank you to everyone who has reached out with their concern.”

An LAPD spokesman said the driver of the car was not believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Along with starring as Helen Solloway on the Showtime drama alongside Dominic West, Joshua Jackson and Ruth Wilson, Maura also played Nurse Abby Lockhart in medical drama ER for ten years.

The accident comes six years after she opened up about her battle with breast cancer – she was diagnosed in 2009.

She told People: “I remember thinking, ‘I’m so young, this can’t be happening.

"It was an odd moment.”

“I wasn’t angry and never said, ‘Why me?’ But I was scared.

"My prognosis is good, but I knock on wood.”

Maura finished her treatment for the disease back in 2010 after surgery and chemotherapy .

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