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The Rock shares heartfelt message after drunk driver hits mom's car

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson often shares photos of himself on social media having fun while hard at work, but on Sunday, he had a very important message to share instead: Drunk driving is "100 percent preventable."

The former wrestler turned movie star revealed on Sunday that the car his mom and cousin were in was struck head-on by a drunk driver earlier in the week. 



Fortunately, his family survived the crash, but the scare had Johnson sharing some heartfelt words with his fans on Instagram:

"First reaction is to find the person who did this and do unrelenting harm to them," he admitted. "But then you realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days. Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them. #BearHugsAndGratitude #100PercentPreventable #ChoicesMatter."

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Johnson's cousin, WWE NXT Diva Lina Fanene, shared a photo of herself on Aug. 5 with her right arm in a sling with the message that she's "very grateful to be alive."

"Not sure why the very intoxicated woman decided to drive her car, head first, into our car ... but I do know that we are extremely lucky to be alive and that everything we have is fixable," Fanene wrote on Instagram on Aug. 7. "It's a bump in the road, but we will get past it and be stronger than before!"

She also shared a photo of her cousin goofing off by her hospital bed.

We are just a bunch of goof balls! 😜

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Prior to the accident, Fanene posted a selfie with her aunt Ata, The Rock's mom, as the two women were headed to the USO's Foundation Banquet. 

WWE wrestler Shawn Waltman (aka X-Pac) sent his best wishes to Johnson's mom, whom the actor said is now recuperating.



According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. If you or someone you know needs help for an alcohol and/or drug problem, consult the CDC's list of resources.

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