Duff Goldman is grateful to be alive after he was involved in a car accident with an alleged drunk driver.

The Food Network star shared an image on Instagram of his bandaged hand and detailed the incident in the caption.

“On my way home from the airport I was thinking about what kind of cake I was going to make for my daughters birthday. Next thing I knew I bleeding and surrounded by airbags.”

Goldman, co-host of Kids Baking Championship, was riding in a black car when another vehicle hit him head-on.

“I live on a really windy, canyon road in the Santa Monica Mountains, and this guy just came around this corner way too fast,” he told People. “He was already totally in our lane and just smashed into us.”

Moments before impact, the pastry chef said he saw his wife and daughter flash before him, “it was nuts.”

“And then boom, the crash happened. I was just doing a systems check, making sure everything was where it was supposed to be, and I see there’s blood all the way down my hand, but nothing else. I was just like, ‘Thank God, thank God.’ Even as I was sitting there dealing with it, I was like, ‘I’m still here.’ “

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After the crash, Goldman went to check on the other driver. He discovered the other driver was “kind of stumbling around.”

“I was like, ‘Oh, this guy is hurt.’ And then I went over to see if he was all right and hold him upright. And I smelled his breath, and I was like … .”

Goldman, his driver, and the driver of the other vehicle were all taken to the hospital for treatment.

Duff’s PSA

On Sunday, the pastry chef, who needed stitches in his dominant hand, shared a warning to those thinking about getting behind the wheel after having a drink.

“There’s no excuse for driving drunk. None. Uber, taxi, call a friend. No excuse. Stay safe friends, count your blessings. If you’re drinking don’t drive, and if you’re driving, don’t drink.”

We’re so glad Duff wasn’t more seriously hurt. When will people understand that not only is it illegal, but it’s not safe to drink and drive.


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