It’s not every day a car accident turns out to be a good thing, but then again it’s not every day that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson literally runs into you.
The actor known for driving fast cars on screen got himself into a little trouble on the road right in Massachusetts, sideswiping a car on Chestnut Street in Wakefield.
But instead of getting angry, the car’s owner Audie Bridges was excited and refused to let The Rock pay for anything.
“He got my name and my address and I thought maybe they were going to send me an autographed picture or maybe tickets to opening night when it opens in Boston and instead he does this great Instagram today,” Bridges explained.
Here's a fun story to start your week off… I'm driving to set in my pick up truck – music blasting – I'm singing away like I'm having a one man party in my truck – then I hear a loud BANG. What the hell..? Look in my rear view and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, "Aw shit.. someone's not gonna be happy..". I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said "Sir, is this your truck?". He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and "Yes it is. Why?". I said "Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I'll leave you mine and I'll take care of everything". He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said.."Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?". I said "Yup". He broke out into a huge smile and said "Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!". I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we're both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol' crazy buddies. I checked back in with him a few days later and he refused to accept any money and said he fixed the damage himself. Want to thank Mr. Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. for being so cool about the whole thing. Life is funny cause you never know who you're gonna run into… and sure as hell never know who's truck you're gonna sideswipe while driving to work.
The Rock posted a picture of him and Bridges on Instagram. He tells the story of what happened saying that he was blasting his music and having a one man party in his truck when he sideswiped the SUV.
The actor, producer and professional wrestler has a net worth of about $125 million, but Bridges said he didn’t want any of his money.
“Because it wasn’t anything that really needed fixing you know I just popped it back in and I’m not even mechanical and I could figure that out and I’m not out to take advantage of anyone,” Bridges said. “I liked him as a person and it was great just having those short moments with him, you know it was a special time.”
Johnson is in Massachusetts filming “Central Intelligence,” an action comedy also starring Kevin Hart.