Alyssa Milano Urges Public to 'Learn CPR' Hours After Car Crash With Uncle

Alyssa Milano has urged the public to "protect the people we love" in an impassioned post shared hours after she was involved in a car accident with her uncle.

On Tuesday morning, the actress was in the front passenger seat of an SUV driven by her uncle, Mitchell J. Carp, when he fell unconscious after suffering a suspected heart attack, according to a California Highway Patrol press release obtained by People.

According to the release, the vehicle drifted into another lane on Los Angeles freeway the I-405, hitting a black SUV before it was eventually brought to a stop between lanes "with the assistance of a good Samaritan."

Per TMZ, who first reported the crash, former Charmed star Milano administered CPR on her uncle until first responders arrived on the scene of the accident.

It was stated in the press release that Carp was transported to UCLA Westwood Hospital, after the arrival of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles City Fire Department. His current status is unknown.

Milano, listed in the report as "the uninjured passenger," was later picked up by her husband, David Bugliari.

While the screen star has yet to directly address the accident, she took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to stress the importance of taking care of one another.

"We should all take every opportunity we have to protect the people we love," she wrote on the micro-blogging platform. "Get vaccinated. Wear masks. Lock up your guns. Learn CPR. Small, common-sense actions. It's not hard to take care of each other, but it is important."

Newsweek has contacted representatives for Alyssa Milano, the California Highway Patrol, and the Los Angeles Police Department for comment.

We should all take every opportunity we have to protect the people we love. Get vaccinated. Wear masks. Lock up your guns. Learn CPR. Small, common-sense actions.

It’s not hard to take care of each other, but it is important.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 18, 2021

In June, Milano revealed that she is considering running for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2024.

In an interview with In the Know Media, Milano said she's mulling the possibility of running against Republican Rep. Tom McClintock, in a bid to unseat him in California's 4th district.

"I split my time between Truckee, Calif., and Bell Canyon, Calif., and the Republicans have basically had a strong arm there in the 4th District," she said. "I would love to maybe consider flipping that seat blue."

The district, a Republican stronghold, hasn't elected a Democratic representative since 1993. McClintock has held his seat since 2009.

"It's going to take someone with, I think, name recognition and deep pockets to be able to run against McClintock, and so I'm considering it," Milano said. "I'm basically gathering information right now, speaking to different consultants, speaking to the community."

Milano, a prominent voice in the #MeToo movement, said she likely won't make a decision until after the 2022 midterm election, when she'll have better knowledge of her work schedule, which is expected to include a Who's the Boss? reboot.

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Alyssa Milano accepts the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award at the ACLU's Annual Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 11, 2018 in Beverely Hills, California. The actress has spoken about the importance of taking care of loved ones, hours after getting into a car accident with her uncle. Kevin Winter/Getty Images