Dwayne Johnson's Mom Released From Hospital Following Car Crash

NEW YORK - JUNE 11:  Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (R) and mother Ata Johnson attend the 2009 I Have A Dream Foundation Spring Gala at 583 Park Avenue on June 11, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson;Ata Johnson

Dwayne Johnson's Mom Released From Hospital Following Car Crash

The Rock's mother says she forgives the drunk driver who hit her.

Published August 13, 2014

Dwayne Johnson's mother has been released from the hospital following a massive head-on collision with a drunk driver, People.com reports. Ata Johnson was all smiles leaving a Florida hospital in a wheelchair pushed by her famous son. 

The Rock posted a picture of the happy moment to his Instagram account with a positive message. "Banged up, but she's a tough one and will make a full recovery," he wrote. "Grateful to see her smile. And thank you guys for all the prayers, love and well wishes."

Ata Johnson and the actor's cousin Lina Fanene were victims of a car crash after a drunk driver ran two red lights in an effort to escape police. The woman driving the vehicle was charged with a DUI. Despite her ordeal, Mrs. Johnson holds no grudges against the driver who nearly killed her.

"As much as I'd like to lay the Samoan smackdown on the drunk driver that crashed into us, I've already forgiven her," she tells TMZ. "By the grace of God and my big heavy strong car, we are alive today to hug our loved ones once again."

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 (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) 

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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