Alyssa Milano Involved in Car Crash After Uncle Suffers Possible Heart Attack at the Wheel

Alyssa Milano was in the passenger seat when her uncle had a possible heart attack while driving on a freeway in Los Angeles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

By Jess Cohen, Lindsay Weinberg Aug 18, 2021 11:33 AMTags
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Alyssa Milano's quick thinking may have saved her and her uncle's lives after they got into a car crash in Los Angeles. 

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, the Charmed alum, 48, was riding in the passenger seat while her uncle Mitch, 63, drove his Ford Edge on a freeway in L.A. According to a California Highway Patrol incident report obtained by E! News, Mitch experienced a medical emergency—a possible heart attack—while driving and went unconscious. 

Per CHP, their Ford went into another lane and collided with another car. According to TMZ, citing law enforcement sources, Alyssa quickly reached over and used her hand to press the brakes, bringing their car to a stop. Sources told the outlet that the Who's The Boss actress started giving him CPR until the first responders arrived to help. 

Following the incident, Alyssa issued a statement on Instagram. "Yesterday," she wrote on Aug. 18, "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." 

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In addition to thanking first responders and medical staff caring for her family member, she continued, "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."

Alyssa confirmed he's still hospitalized, noting that they're "unsure if he will recover."

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Late Tuesday, Alyssa took to Twitter to acknowledge the importance of knowing CPR. "We should all take every opportunity we have to protect the people we love," she wrote. "Get vaccinated. Wear masks. Lock up your guns. Learn CPR. Small, common-sense actions."

She added, "It's not hard to take care of each other, but it is important."

As fans of Alyssa may know, she has been vocal on social media about coronavirus mask policies, the Violence Against Women Act, the Equal Rights Amendment and, in recent days, the ongoing events in Afghanistan

Earlier in the day on Tuesday, she tweeted, "This very moment, there is so much pain in the world. Please, today, make it a point to be kind. We all could use more kindness, especially now." 

Just days ago, on Aug. 15, Alyssa marked her 12th wedding anniversary to husband David Bugliari. "I had no idea I would love him even more now than I did then," she wrote on Instagram. "But I do. He is my mirror and I've grown so much in his light."

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