‘The Sopranos’ actor Joe Pantoliano hit by car in Wilton
Actor Joe Pantoliano — best known for his role as mobster Ralph Cifaretto on “The Sopranos” — is recovering at his Wilton home after he was reportedly hit by a car Friday.
Pantoliano was on a walk around his neighborhood when a T-bone collision reportedly sent one of the cars sliding down the road, hitting Pantoliano, according to Variety.
Barry McPherson, Pantoliano’s agent, told Variety that Pantoliano’s family and doctors are monitoring him for any signs of a possible concussion.
Wilton Police Chief John Lynch told Hearst Connecticut Media that one car turned left onto Carriage Road in front of a car headed south on Route 33, causing a collision. Lynch said Pantoliano was involved but couldn’t speak to any specifics in terms of injuries.
Two photos posted to Pantoliano’s verified Instagram page under the username “realjoeypants” showed him with stitches on his head.
“Joey is home recovering,” the caption of the photos reads. “He has a severe head injury and some chest trauma. He is going to be dark for a couple days while recovering. Thank you for all the well wishes and positive vibes. Keep them coming!”
The comments section was flooded with well wishes for a speedy recovery.