New details have surfaced about Supernatural star Jared Padalecki’s harrowing car accident in Austin, Texas about two weeks ago.
The crash caused Jared, 39, to miss a fan event for his show Supernatural last week in New Jersey, where his co-star Jensen Ackles announced from the stage that Jared had survived a ‘very bad car accident.’
Now an accident report obtained by TMZ has revealed Jared was a passenger in a Tesla that turned left too quickly, prompting it to careen over a concrete retaining wall and slam headlong into a steel pole.
Terrifying: New details have surfaced about Supernatural star Jared Padalecki’s harrowing car accident in Austin, Texas about two weeks ago
After striking the utility pole, the automobile went spinning off to the right, according to the report from the Texas Department Of Transportation.
The car is said to have been driven by a cousin of Jared’s, Jeremy Padalecki, who allegedly got a speeding citation and sustained the gravest injuries.
Four people were reportedly seated in the car in total, with Jared and Jeremy sitting up front and two others behind.
The new details emerged just days after Jared reassured fans he is ‘on the mend’ after a near-tragic car accident.
All good: The details emerged just days after Jared reassured fans he is ‘on the mend’ after a near-tragic car accident
The Supernatural star is ‘lucky to be alive’ following a ‘very bad’ car smash, which led to him having to pull out of a planned appearance at a fan convention for the show on Sunday.
But the Texas native has now taken to Instagram to reveal he is hoping to return to filming ‘later this week’ as he posed for a new photo with his daughter Odette, age five.
‘Hey y’all! I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love,’ wrote Jared on Instagram. ‘I’m definitely on the mend and hoping to return to filming later this week.’
Close pals: Earlier this week, Jared’s co-star Jensen Ackles, right, told the crowd at a Supernatural official convention in New Jersey: ‘[Jared] send his love. I spoke with him yesterday. He’s sad he can’t be here’ (pictured 2019)
He added, ‘I’m so lucky to have had the best care and be surrounded by people who love me. So grateful for everyone #SPNFamily #WalkerFamily #akf.’
Earlier this week, Jared’s co-star Jensen Ackles told the crowd at a Supernatural official convention in New Jersey: ‘[Jared] send his love. I spoke with him yesterday. He’s sad he can’t be here.
‘He was in a very bad car accident. He wasn’t driving. He was in the passenger seat, and he’s lucky to be alive … That airbag packs a punch. He’s like, “I feel like I went 12 rounds with Tyson.”
Giving an update: The actor, 39, missed a Supernatural fan convention this weekend because of the incident, according to Ackles (left, from Supernatural season 15)
‘But he is doing OK, and he’s moving around. But yeah, (it was a) really, really bad because accident.
‘Just keep him in your thoughts, send him some love if you get a chance on social and he’ll be back with us soon.’
Jared hasn’t shared any further details about the accident.
He previously told fans he would not be able to attend the convention, but did not mention the car crash.
In a post on Twitter, he wrote: ‘Hey #SpnFamily! Sorry to miss y’all in NYC this weekend. Thank you and the #WalkerFamily for all the love and support. Can’t wait to see y’all again.’
Jared is widely known for playing Sam Winchester in 15 seasons of Supernatural’, while Jensen played his on-screen brother Dean.
Giving the news: The Texas native announced he would not be able to make it to the convention in a tweet on Thursday but didn’t specify why not at the time
Longtime co-stars: Padalecki played Sam Winchester on for all 15 season of Supernatural while Ackles played his brother Dean. They each appeared in 327 episodes (L to R: Ackles, Misha Collins facing camera, Padalecki)
Currently, Padalecki plays a major role in the television show Walker.
Walker follows a widowed father who tries to reconnect with his children while also growing suspicious of his wife’s death.
The show, in its second season, stars Burn Notice actor Coby Bell, Shameless actor Jeff Pierre and Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen.
New episodes come out Thursdays on the CW.