Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert ‘OK’ After Surviving ‘Pretty Scary’ Car Crash

Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert are feeling extra thankful this holiday season.

Friday the dancing with the Stars The judge and his fiancée shared on Instagram that they were both in a “pretty scary car accident” while driving through the mountains on Dec. 12. , icy roads, a tree and worst of all, the fear of slipping down the mountain.”

“Under the circumstances, we have so much to be thankful for,” Erbert wrote. “Firstly, that there were no other people involved. Secondly, the quick response from the paramedics. And finally, that we are both fine and that I just walked away a little banged up, with a swollen face and four stitches above the eyebrow.”

Alongside the note, Erbert posted a video that showed San Bernardino County Firefighters at the scene, the damage to their car, and Erbert being treated for his injuries. She also showed the couple trying to lift their spirits in the aftermath of the crash by eating pizza and snacks from the grocery store, although, unfortunately, Erbert struggled with her injuries.

“Now more than ever we realize how fragile life is and how important it is to love those around you,” he concluded. “We hope everyone has a safe, healthy and happy holiday season.”

In the comments section, Hough revealed that the “scariest part” for him was Erbert’s immediate reaction after the crash, which he said he can’t remember now. “After that she was giddy, she was cheery saying we should have kept going to dinner while her blood was running down her face,” he recalled. “That really scared me. She came back to life 20 minutes later when the firefighters arrived.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: (LR) Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough attend the 2022 World Choreography Awards at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot on November 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steven Simione/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 15: (LR) Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough attend the 2022 World Choreography Awards at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot on November 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steven Simione/Getty Images)

Steven Simione/Getty Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough

That of the couple dancing with the Stars friends were quick to shower their comments with love and support following the alarming announcement. Peta Murgatroyd wrote: “Omfg guys so glad you are both ok!!! Thank God!”

Cheryl Burke added, “Oh my! Thank God you’re both fine. Sending you love and a speedy recovery. You’ll be chewing candy in no time.”

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