Brigitte Nielsen Hospitalized — Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver

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Rocky IV” star Brigitte Nielsen was rushed to the hospital after a 3-car smash-up in L.A. last night — and cops believe the person who caused the wreck was driving while hammered.

Law enforcement sources tell … Nielsen was a passenger in a 2006 Porsche Cayenne … which was struck from behind around 10:20 PM by a woman driving a Toyota Matrix. 

We”re told the Porsche was knocked forward … striking the car in front of it.

Cops and paramedics were called to the scene — and the Matrix driver was arrested for DUI. Sources tell us the woman blew WELL ABOVE .08 on a breathalyzer test.

Nielsen — who sustained injuries to her neck and back — was transported to a nearby hospital, where doctors performed X-rays.

A rep for Nielsen tells us … “She is back home. She”s sore and resting.”