Jensen Ackles wasn’t exaggerating when he said Jared Padalecki was “lucky to be alive”.
The brutal details of Padalecki’s car crash in Austin, Texas emerged on Tuesday after the “Supernatural” alum was forced to miss an April fan event due to his injuries.
The crash report, obtained by TMZ, revealed that Padalecki, 39, was one of four people aboard a Tesla when the vehicle jumped over a concrete wall in a left turn and crashed. hit a steel utility pole.
Responding officers believe the car was speeding around the corner causing it to fly over the retaining wall, according to the Texas Department of Transportation report.
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Padalecki was reportedly a passenger, with TMZ naming his cousin Jeremy Padalecki as the driver. Jeremy received a speeding ticket but no further citations, according to the report.
The news comes a week after the actor updated fans on his road to recovery.
“Hi everyone! I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love. I am definitely on the mend and hope to resume filming later this week,” he tweeted April 26.
He added: “I am so lucky to have received the best care and to be surrounded by people who love me. So grateful for everyone.
Padalecki also shared a photo of himself cuddling his mini-me daughter, Odette, 5, who he shares with his wife, Genevieve Cortese.
The couple are also parents to sons Thomas, 10, and Shep, 8.
Ackles, 44, was the first to reveal that his ‘Supernatural’ co-star was involved in “a very serious car accident”.
“He wasn’t driving. He was in the passenger seat and he’s lucky to be alive,” he said at the CW show’s convention in New Jersey on April 24. “I miss my buddy. He sends his love. I spoke with him yesterday. It is sad not to be able to be here.
The Texas natives played brothers Sam and Dean Winchester for 15 seasons of “Supernatural.”
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