Joe Pantoliano is in a Connecticut hospital after he was struck by a car while out for a walk … TMZ has learned.
Joe’s wife, Nancy, tells TMZ … the ‘Sopranos’ star was walking with family Friday in their neighborhood when a Porsche skidded across the road and hit him. She says the Porsche had been t-boned by another car.
Nancy says Joe was sent flying a couple feet backward into an old wooden fence. He suffered a gash on his head, plus injuries to his left leg and a shoulder.
EMTs quickly arrived and rushed Joe to a hospital where he’s being treated and waiting on the results of a CT scan.
The good news … Joe’s wife thinks he’s going to pull through. We’re also told both drivers in the crash stayed at the scene, and police are investigating.
Joe posted a video of a rainbow in his neighborhood Friday, and family members say that was shot shortly before his walk.
Again, sounds like Joe got super lucky … so the rainbow is pretty appropriate.
Joe played Ralph Cifaretto on ‘Sopranos’ from 2001 to ’04. He also played Captain Howard in the ‘Bad Boys’ flicks … and costarred in huge movies like “The Matrix,” “Memento,” and “Risky Business.”
More importantly, he’s just a really good guy. Here’s to a speedy recovery.