On Saturday, actress Leah Remini and her good friend Jennifer Lopez were driving around Malibu, California when a driver rear-ended their vehicle at around 8 PM. Although Remini, Lopez and Lopez’s children Max and Emme were reportedly shaken by the incident, they all emerged unharmed.
Remini had been driving Lopez’s SUV on the Pacific Coast Highway with her friend in the front seat and Max and Emme in the back on Saturday evening. Police told E! News that a small pickup truck driven by a man suspected to be drunk suddenly rammed into the rear end of Lopez’s SUV. Los Angeles county Sheriff’s Sgt. Brooks said that the incident happened as Remini stopped the vehicle at a traffic light near the 22700 block of the Pacific Coast Highway. No one in the vehicle Remini was driving was injured, according to police.
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Remini and the driver of the pickup truck reportedly alighted from their vehicles to discuss the minor damage and exchange information, but the man suddenly got back into his truck and attempted to speed away. The driver was reportedly pulled over by deputies a few miles away from the scene and arrested on suspicion for hit and run as well as driving under the influence.
Lopez shared a photo taken shortly before the accident on Instagram and captioned it with a description of what happened at the accident. It shows Remini in the driver’s seat of her SUV and posing for the camera. “Sitting at a light, Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!! Thank god everyone ok!!! #GRATEFUL #THANKYOUGOD #DontdrinkandDrive!!!! #cursedthatfoolout #theBronxcameout #dontmesswithmycocnuts #mamabear #leahstayedcalm #thatwasweird,” Lopez wrote. Apparently, Remini had stayed calm throughout the ordeal, according to Lopez.
Remini, who is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and Lopez, who is from the Bronx, have been good friends for years.