Heather Dubrow was one of the four ladies in the dune buggy when it crashed in Glamis on Monday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Luckily, Dubrow was one of the housewives, who could walk away from the accident with bruises and a few minor cuts. Kelly Dodd’s helmet flew off because she hadn’t put it on properly.
Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson were both injured to the point where they had to go to the hospital. While Tamra was taken to the local hospital, Vicki was airlifted to the trauma department at Palm Springs hospital. Now, Heather is reliving what happened that day in Glamis and it sounds like it was quite scary, even though her husband had taught her a few tricks.
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According to a new Bravo report, Heather Dubrow is now revealing that she remembered everything that her husband taught her about accidents and she quickly stepped up to help those in need. As fans heard her saying, she kept asking everyone to lay still and not to move. It didn’t take long for help to show up, but they still had to wait 45 minutes for the emergency crew.
“I thought to myself – I am not going to die in this vehicle and made my body go limp like Terry says to do in an accident. The car was pretty jacked up, the roll bar was bent. The roof (which was actually an 80 pound stereo) came crashing down on our heads,” Heather Dubrow reveals in her Real Housewives of Orange County blog about Vicki, adding, “Vicki couldn’t feel the left side of her body, I was scratching her hand with my nails and she didn’t even flinch. It was scary.”
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Luckily, Gunvalson was released from the ER later that same day. Even though her neck and back hurt right after the accident, it is possible that she was just in shock and couldn’t feel anything. One can imagine the doctors did some scans and saw that she didn’t have any major injuries before letting her go. However, during the wait, Heather Dubrow reveals that they did everything to keep Tamra and Vicki cool from the sun.
“Vicki and Tamra were lying in the sun for a long time. Glamis is in the middle of nowhere. It took 45 minutes to get the chopper to the crash site and we were holding up jackets and sheets to create some shade,” Dubrow explained about the situation, adding that everything was unknown.
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“We weren’t entirely sure where they were taking Tamra and Vicki or how bad their injuries were and with all the kids back at camp and no cars, we decided to sit and wait for news and then plan a course of action,” Heather pointed out, according to Bravo.
Once Kelly and Heather got back to the camp with everyone, they decided to give Meghan King Edmonds a call to let her know what had happened with Vicki. Gunvalson was being transferred to a hospital in Palm Springs, about 45 minutes away from Meghan’s home. Since Dubrow and Dodd were about three hours away, they thought they could get Meghan to visit her in the hospital.
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“That phone call with Meghan was odd. I told her about the accident and said I think we are in shock. She knew the severity of the accident,” Dubrow points out, sharing that she only called because she thought it would be nice of her to visit her co-star in the hospital, so she didn’t have to be alone.
Interestingly, Dubrow did not bring up anything in relation to Dodd, who had rubbed Heather the wrong way before when she used a harsh word, according to People magazine.
What do you think of Heather Dubrow playing the doctor after the crash to help out her Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars?
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