Dwayne Johnson talks about the day he sideswiped a car on Instagram

How do you get out of paying for a fender bender? By being The Rock it seems!

Furious 7 star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted a story on his Instagram about the day he accidentally sideswiped a vehicle that was parked in the street a month ago.

In the caption for his photo, Johnson explained that he was driving to work listening to music when he heard a loud noise and looked in his rear view mirror only to see that he had destroyed the side mirror off a pick up truck that was parked in the driveway.

He immediately turned around to drive back and saw the vehicle’s owner coming to inspect the damage. The shocked man looked at Johnson after being asked if he was the owner of the truck. When Johnson explained what had happened and he’d be happy to “take care of everything,” the man simply asked if he was “The Rock.”

After confirming his identity, the excited man was more thrilled about the “awesome story” he would have than the damage. In fact, he refused Johnson’s offer to pay for the damage after he checked on the man some days later.

Johnson identified the owner as Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Massachusetts and he thanked him for “being so cool about the whole thing.”

The Boston Globe reported Bridges himself said that Johnson didn’t do that much damage to his vehicle and he was able to put the mirror back in place.

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.

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Image via Instagram from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Top image courtesy of Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com.

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