Pregnant singer in terrifying car crash just one week before due date

Irish singer Samantha Mumba had an extremely lucky escape earlier this week, when she was involved in a three car pile-up on a Los Angeles highway.

The star, who is due to give birth to her first child next week, revealed on Instagram yesterday that she and her baby were lucky to be alive after their car was completely "written off."

Samantha shared a picture of her legs on a stretcher at the scene of the crash with the caption, "So yesterday was a bad day. 3 car crash that we got the brunt of. My poor car written off a week before the baby is due."


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Thankfully doctors were able to give Samantha's unborn baby the all-clear after the singer spent the night in hospital to be monitored. "Clearly God was protecting us….just so grateful that our little girl is ok and this wasn't any worse. Serious reality check," Samantha wrote.

Samantha's followers rushed to give their get well wishes to the star, with one writing "Glad to hear you and your little girl are safe Sam, you must have been terrified," and another saying, "Luck of the Irish @samanthamumba, glad to hear all is ok."

The 32-year-old is currently living in Los Angeles where she is working on her acting and singing career. After getting engaged to former policeman Torray Scales in 2011, the couple married in 2012.

Though she misses Ireland, Samantha says she has no plans to move home just yet.

"I love being home. When I spend a bit of time at home it’s always hard coming back to America. But I’m married, so it’s not just my decision now moving forward. We both love being back home, so I definitely wouldn’t rule it out. I really miss my family and friends and the little things," she said in a recent interview.

No doubt Sam will be home very soon to introduce her family to her new arrival!