Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared an important and serious message on his Instagram account yesterday. His mother Ata Johnson and his cousin Lina Fanene, a WWE NXT Diva, were involved in a car accident earlier this week in which a drunk driver hit them head-on. Thankfully both of them survived the crash, but the photo The Rock shared of the aftermath shows just how serious it was.
You can see the damage to the two cars involved, as well as an ambulance in the background. He added a caption to the photo explaining what happened and reminding his followers not to take their loved ones for granted:
“My mom & cousin @linafanene were struck head on by a drunk driver this week – they lived. First reaction is to find the person who did this and do unrelenting harm to them. But then you realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days. Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them. #BearHugsAndGratitude #100PercentPreventable #ChoicesMatter”
According to the report, the driver who hit them was trying to evade police while driving with a suspended license and ran through an intersection, crossing the median and hitting Ata and Lina’s car. Ata apparently suffered bruising in her lungs and chest, while Lina broke her collarbone.
Last week Lina shared an Instagram photo of herself wearing a sling and smiling (below), captioning it, “Still all smiles! Very grateful to be alive and for the love from all of my family and friends! Incredibly blessed!”
We’re so happy that Ata and Lina survived, and that Lina seems in such good spirits. But like The Rock’s hashtag says, this incident was 100 percent preventable. It’s crazy that we still have to remind people not to drink and drive, but it’s situations like these that make it necessary to repeat. Just don’t do it. You’re putting more lives in danger than just your own.