Rick Leventhal rushed to ER after 'horrible car accident', wife Kelly Dodd requests fans to send prayers

Rick Leventhal rushed to ER after 'horrible car accident', wife Kelly Dodd requests fans to send prayers
'RHOC' star Kelly Dodd's husband Rick Leventhal met with a horrific accident while driving in the rain in southern California (Instagram/@rickleventhal)

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: Kelly Dodd's husband Rick Leventhal is in the hospital following a "horrible" car accident. The 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star took to social media on January 10, 2023, to reveal that her husband was taken to the hospital following an accident that left the front end of his white luxury automobile severely wrecked on the side of the highway.

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"There will be no smash tomorrow on @youtube the rick and kelly show. My husband got in a horrible car accident. He is in the ER.. please say prayers for @rickleventhal," the 'RHOC' star captioned an Instagram post on Tuesday night. Rick is reportedly still alive, but the extent of his injuries is undisclosed.

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Kelly posted a picture of Rick's automobile parked on the side of the road. The hood of the car appeared to have been totally ripped off, and the bumper was pushed to the side. The deployed airbags are visible inside the vehicle.

Kelly provided a video from the scene of the collision in another upload as part of the same post. It's unclear what happened but a pickup vehicle towing a trailer and an 18-wheeler was pulled over. Rick appears to have taken the video recording, maybe capturing the situation before emergency personnel arrived.

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The collision occurred due to bad weather in Southern California when heavy rain had been pouring for many hours, making the roads slippery and reducing visibility.

As per CBS Los Angeles, evacuation orders were issued for several communities, and flood advisories were also issued. It's unknown where Rick was driving to when the collision occurred although it was pouring in the video Kelly uploaded. "Honestly I’m lucky to be alive. Scariest moments of my life. This makes everything even more meaningful," Rick said, adding a red heart emoji to Kelly's message.

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As per her Instagram Stories, Kelly had taken a private plane to Aspen with several girlfriends only hours before Rick's accident.

Kelly Dodd via her Instagram stories (Instagram/kellyddodd)
Kelly Dodd's Instagram stories (Instagram/@kellyddodd)

It's unclear if she'll return to California to be with Rick or carry on with her girls' trip.

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