This week, the couple chose to open up about a terrifying car accident they experienced in mid-December. Derek and Hayley suffered some injuries, but thankfully everyone is all right.
Keep reading to get the inside scoop and see what the couple has to say.
Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert are thankful they escaped with their lives
It’s important to note that Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert are just fine now. However, their accident could have definitely been much worse. After relaying the story to the public, the couple is mostly happy that they made it out with their lives.
“On December 12, Derek and I got into a pretty scary car accident in the mountains. Our accident involved a steep hill, icy roads, a tree, and worst of all, the fear that we would slide off the mountain. Given the circumstances, we have so much to be grateful for,” Hayley captioned the video on Instagram.
“First, that there were no other people involved. Second, the quick response from paramedics. And lastly, that we are both okay and that I only walked away a little banged up, a swollen face, and four stitches above my eyebrow. Now, more than ever, we realize how fragile life is and how important it is to love those around you. We hope that everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season. XO,” she concluded the post.
“The scariest part was that Hayley doesn’t remember anything. She was dazed afterwards, being cheerful saying we should keep going to dinner as blood ran down her face. That really scared me. She came to 20 minutes later when the firemen arrived,” Derek added in the comments.
“Oh my gosh you guys. So glad this wasn’t worse. ❤️❤️❤️” DWTS alum Kaitlyn Bristowe wrote.
Dancing With The Stars fans are also grateful Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert made it home safely.
The couple struggles with the loss of a friend
Derek and Hayley survived the crash but received terrible news just days later. Their dear friend Stephen “tWitch” Boss completed suicide the next day on December 13. Derek posted a heartbreaking video where he remembered the wonderful impact tWitch had on his life. Hayley also had the opportunity to work with tWitch during her run on So You Think You Can Dance.
Without a doubt, this holiday season has been a difficult time for Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert. But fans know they will rely on each other for strength and healing.
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