After experiencing a frightening ATV crash while filming ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County,’ reality stars Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney have finally spoken out — and they are being SUPER honest about their dramatic accident. They’ve even updated their fans on what the scary incident was truly like!
Vicki Gunvalson, 54, and Tamra Barney, 48, are just SO happy to be alive! After flipping over multiple times while riding the same ATV on April 2, both women were rushed to the hospital — so scary! But thankfully the reality stars are doing much better and have even reached out to their fans via social media. Tamra admitted to being the most scared she’s ever been in her entire LIFE! Talk about a traumatizing experience.
“So many text, tweets and phone calls asking if this is true. I can confirm it is,” Tamra posted to her Facebook page on April 3 — the day after her and Vicki’s terrifying accident. “Thank you for your prayers and concerns. We are both beat up but very lucky to be alive.” Lucky is right! The two were reportedly riding a Polaris RZR in Glamis, California on April 2 when the vehicle rolled over MULTIPLE times, according to TMZ. Wow!
“I’ve never been so scared in my life. As the driver I have an overwhelming amount of guilt and just happy that the 4 of us are alive,” Tamra added. The terrifying accident occurred at around 12:50 p.m. PST and what’s even crazier, is that the entire incident was caught on film! The women were shooting The Real Housewives of Orange County and their camera crew was rolling during the time of their vehicle flip. We can only imagine how scary that must have been to witness!
Vicki was airlifted to a nearby hospital, suffering no major injuries, and was released on April 3 while Tamra was hospitalized and released April 2. Vicki took to her own Facebook account on April 4, posting a photo of a helicopter. She captioned the pic, “Thank you everyone for your prayers. #itwasntourtime @tamrajudge, @heatherdubrow.”
Tamra also shared a photo of the scuffed up black and pink safety helmet she was wearing during her crash. The pic, which was posted to Facebook on April 3, included the caption, “It’s not a good Glamis trip until you break in your new helmet. I’ve never been so scared in my life.” Thank goodness she was wearing her protective gear! If there’s one lesson that comes out of this horrifying incident it’s that safety ALWAYS comes first!
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