11:35 AM PT -- 8/18 -- Alyssa has spoken out on the terrifying ordeal she went through with her uncle Tuesday, and while she says she's not sure if he'll be okay ... she is grateful she was at least able to try and save him.
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The actress posted a statement, giving thanks to bystanders and others -- especially first-responders who arrived on the scene -- for helping them out after her uncle, Mitch, suffered a heart attack mid-drive ... causing the car they were in to crash. She also thanks the docs and medical team who attended to them after they were transported.
Alyssa says her uncle is a huge part of her life, which makes it all the more sad to hear her say her family is unsure if he will recover. With that said, she also took the opportunity to urge people to get CPR certified ... explaining you never know when you might be called upon, and that the skillset could help save someone's life.
Alyssa Milano might have saved her uncle's life during a scary car accident that could've taken both their lives on an L.A. freeway, reaching over and using her hand to hit the brakes as he suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Alyssa was a passenger Tuesday in a Ford Edge driven by her Uncle, Mitch, who started to have a medical issue. Cops say another vehicle hit theirs as Mitch fell unconscious, suffering what appears to be a heart attack.
Their SUV drifted into another lane and struck another vehicle, but then it came to a stop thanks to Alyssa's quick thinking.
Our sources say she sprung into action from the passenger seat while her uncle was passed out, reaching over him and using her hand to slam the brakes and stop the car. We're told she started giving him CPR until help arrived and first responders took over.
Uncle Mitch was taken to a nearby hospital ... and a rep for Alyssa tells us he's still being treated.
Cops say a couple Good Samaritans stopped to help ... and Alyssa's camp tells us she's grateful for everyone who aided her uncle, including first responders and hospital staff.