American actress Alyssa Milano, known for her appearances in Arnold Schwarzenegger's Commando, the Owen Wilson-starrer Hall Pass, including starring in the supernatural fantasy TV series Charmed, was involved in a car crash with her uncle on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California. Milano, 48, was behind the wheel when her 63-year-old uncle Mitchell J. Carp suffered a "medical emergency" and "became unconscious" before being rushed to the hospital. According to reports, their Ford car had drifted out of the traffic lane after her uncle Mitch suffered a heart attack and hit a Black SUV. 

Speaking about the incident, Alyssa Milano released a detailed and emotional statement on her social media pages, while requesting everyone to get a CPR certification. She wrote, "Yesterday, my family suffered a terrifying and traumatic event. I was a passenger in a car my Uncle Mitch was driving when he suffered a serious heart attack, resulting in a car crash. I am grateful to the people who stopped to help us. I’ll never be able to thank them enough for the care and attention they, along with the first responders, doctors, nurses, and staff at UCLA Medical Center paid to him and to me. Uncle Mitch is such an important part of our family. He’s with us every day, spending time with my children and present in every meaningful part of our lives. He’s still in the hospital, and we are unsure if he will recover. I hope that you—and especially you in the media—will afford him and my family the kindness of privacy as we move through this incredibly painful time. Please, take this as your inspiration to get CPR certified. You don’t know when you’ll be called upon to save a life. The American Red Cross and many hospitals and other organizations offer regular classes. It’s such a small effort and can have a huge impact." Below is Milano's statement on Instagram: