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Malia White took to Instagram on Wednesday (June 30) to update fans after she was in a scooter accident in Mallorca, Spain. The Below Deck Mediterranean bosun shared before-and-after photos, as well as details about the incident, which took place on Monday (June 28), the same day that Season 6 of Below Deck Med premiered.
"BEFORE PHOTO: had an amazing day exploring the island of Mallorca with my crew mates by scooter! But it didn’t end as nicely as it started," Malia wrote on Instagram about her day off while working in Spain, along with photos from just prior to the accident featuring her on the scooter, as well as scenic images.
Malia followed that up with photos of herself in the hospital after she was injured. "AFTER: on Instagram we usually share the pretty stuff but this is the important stuff - I’m sharing this to express the importance of always wearing a helmet. Mine quite literally saved my life. I spent the premiere night in a hospital bed after having a mean accident on my scooter. I’ve been riding scooters my whole life[,] was familiar with the equipment, wasn’t drinking and was 10 minutes from my boat. Accidents happen when you least expect them. Luckily, I was able to walk away with a few stitches, fractured elbow, broken toes, severe road rash and a very sore body. I don’t want to imagine what the case would have been without my helmet! I won’t hang up my scooter keys just yet… but I’m definitely aware of the importance of cruising safely!" she wrote.
Malia added the hashtags "bruised up" and "lucky."
Malia also shared a message for her fellow crew members who were there for her when the accident took place and made sure she got the medical attention and help she needed. “Thankful for my crew members who were there that night. They flagged down a car who happened to be an off-duty police officer and he started giving me medical attention until the ambulance arrived,” she said in her Instagram Story. “They also took care of getting all my stuff [and] scooter sorted!”
Want more Below Deck Med? Season 6 airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo with early access to new episodes on Peacock.
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