The Rock's emotional message after close call

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has shared an emotional message after his mother and cousin WWE Diva Savelina Fanene, escaped a horrific car crash.

The Hercules star posted a photo of the aftermath of the accident caused by an alleged drunk driver on Instagram.

The wrestler-turned actor admitted his first reaction was to find the person responsible and "do unrelented harm to them."

"But then you realise the most important thing is my family lived thru (through) this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days."

He ended the message by adding, "Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them."

Fanene shared a photo of herself in a sling, writing, "Still all smiles! Very grateful to be alive and for the love from all of my family and friends! Incredibly blessed!"