'The Real Housewives of Orange County' stars Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson "lucky to be alive" after dune buggy crash and hospital airlift
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/04/2016
The Real Housewives of Orange County stars Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson and Heather Dubrow have released statements following a dune buggy accident over the weekend which resulted in two of the women being airlifted to the hospital.
Judge, 48, and Gunvalson, 54, were airlifted to the hospital on Saturday after their dune buggy rolled over several times in the desert in Glamis, CA, while filming the Bravo reality series, Us Weeklyreported.
Although Dubrow was in the vehicle, she didn't sustain any injuries.
"So many [texts], tweets and phone calls asking if this is true. I can confirm it is. Thank you for your prayers and concerns," Judge captioned a photo of a TMZ headline on Sunday. "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."
On Monday, the mother of three slammed "sources" claiming alcohol was a factor in the crash.
"No alcohol was involved I am currently NOT drinking due to my upcoming fitness competition and it was 11:00 in the morning. No one was training me or telling me to slow down. I have been riding since I was young. It was an unfortunate accident coming off a top of a dune and landing wrong," Judge said.
Gunvalson wrote on Instagram Monday, "Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. #itwasntourtime @tamrajudge, @heatherdubrow."
Dubrow said on Sunday she felt a "deep sense of gratitude" for her family.
"#blessedbeyondmeasure," Dubrow, 47, captioned a throwback photo of her clan on Instagram. "Thank you to all who follow us, we are honored. #HeatherDubrowsWorld #RHOC #BOTCHED #BOTCHEDPOSTOP #drandmrsguineapig #ConsultBeaute."