Alyssa Milano took to social media to confirm that she was involved in a car accident after her uncle Mitchell Carp suffered a heart attack. The 48-year-old actress wrote on Instagram: “Yesterday, my family suffered a terrifying and traumatic event. I was a passenger in a car my uncle Mitch was driving when he suffered a serious heart attack, resulting in a car crash. I am grateful to the people who stopped to help us. I’ll never be able to thank them enough for the care and attention they, along with the first responders, doctors, nurses, and staff at UCLA Medical Center paid to him and to me.”

Milano and Carp were on a Los Angeles freeway on Tuesday, August 17, when another vehicle hit their car and he became unconscious behind the wheel. Milano hit the brakes of the 2020 Ford Edge with her hand, but the SUV drifted and collided with a car in another lane before stopping. She gave her uncle CPR until first responders arrived.

Milano continued her Instagram post, saying: “Uncle Mitch is such an important part of our family. He’s with us every day, spending time with my children and present in every meaningful part of our lives. He’s still in the hospital, and we are unsure if he will recover. Please, take this as your inspiration to get CPR certified. You don’t know when you’ll be called upon to save a life. The American Red Cross and many hospitals and other organizations offer regular classes. It’s such a small effort and can have a huge impact.”

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