Ashley Parker Angel shared a photo of his parents’ horrific car accident on Wednesday, thanking fans for their prayers.
“This picture is hard to even look at,” Angel captioned the photo, which shows the wreckage after his parents, Darren and Paula, were reportedly hit by a drunk driver on Sunday. “The photo was taken just moments after my Mom was cut by the jaws of life out of her destroyed car, after being pinned down and trapped inside for over an hour. The combined impact of both vehicles was like slamming into a wall at 120 mph.”
The singer and actor -- who recently starred in the Broadway touring company of Wicked -- also took the opportunity to warn fans and followers about the dangers of drunk driving.
“Bottom line: this is what drunk driving looks like and not a soul alive deserves to be put through this kind of life-altering trauma due to the irresponsible and disgraceful actions of others,” he continued. “I just want to say how deeply grateful I am to all of you who have kept my Mom in your thoughts and prayers these last critical 48 hours. I can't even begin to tell you how much strength and faith my entire family has gained from all of your support.”
Angel said in the post that his mother remains in critical condition and doctors are caring for her “around the clock.”
“Every positive thought, every prayer and kind word is appreciated more than words can even express,” he wrote. “We are praying for my Mom's survival from this awful tragedy and the next several days will be crucial. Thank you again and I will keep you all posted. Anyone who knows my Mom knows she is a fighter and a survivor, as well as having the most beautiful and loving spirit of anyone on the planet. She did not deserve this. No one does.”