Vicki Gunvalson is counting her blessings after a near brush with death over the weekend. The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star was involved in an ATV accident along with Bravo co-star Tamra Judge that resulted in both women being hospitalized.
The 54-year-old reality star took to Instagram Monday morning to express her appreciation for the many fans that sent prayers and kind messages to her and Tamra. She shared a photo of the search and rescue helicopter that airlifted her from the scene, adding the hashtag, “#itwasntourtime.” Tamra — who was released from the hospital on Saturday — posted a screen grab from TMZ’s site on Instagram along with a message about the incident. She claimed that, “as the driver,” she was feeling very guilty. She added that they were “beat up” after the accident, but were both going to be fine.
So many text , tweets and phone calls asking if this is true. I can confirm it is. Thank you for your prayers and concerns. We are both beat up but very lucky to be alive. 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. Osborn lookout Glamis
According to TMZ the “RHOC” cast members were riding a Polaris RZR through the desert in Glamis, California, on Saturday. Around 12:50 p.m. PDT authorities were alerted that the ATV Tamra and Vicki were riding reportedly rolled several times. Vicki was airlifted to a local hospital, though TMZ reports that she was not in grave danger. She was treated and released early Sunday. Tamra was also taken to a local hospital, though she did not have to be airlifted. She also suffered only minor injuries. The outing was reportedly being filmed for Season 11 of “RHOC.”
Aside from Heather Dubrow, who retweeted Vicki's post adding an emoji, none of the show's cast members have commented on the accident. It remains unclear whether or not anyone else was present when it occurred.