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Blake Lively hopped the first plane to Los Angeles yesterday, when she got the frightening phone call that her dad, actor Ernie Lively, had been in a terrible car accident.
According to reports, the actress' dad, who appears in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies with his daughter, and is currently guest-starring on Criminal Minds, suffered back and lung injuries after he tried to avoid hitting another vehicle. Luckily, he's going to be okay.
"He's going to make a full recovery, thankfully," Blake's mom, Elaine, told UsMagazine.com. "It was a horrific accident," she adds. "He was on his way to the set of Criminal Minds, and he swerved to miss a car, and his car tumbled down an embankment."
"Blake is here, the whole family is here, and yesterday it didn't look good," says Elaine. "But thankfully, now we have been told he is going to make a full recovery. It's all been taken care of."
At first sources were reporting that the Gossip Girl's dad was in grave condition, "but it if far less serious than we thought yesterday," Elaine said. "We do not know when he will be out of hospital, we are just happy he is going to be OK."
Wishing Ernie a speedy recovery!