Rapper Paul Wall is giving thanks to God for saving life and the life of his son.
Over the weekend, the Houston-born rapper and his son were in a serious car crash. Wall, who was born Paul Michael Slayton, shared the terrifying story on Instagram.
The 37-year-old related how he and his son Will, 12, were on their way to his concert in Austin, Texas, when another car hit their passenger van head-on, reported PEOPLE.
“So crazy last night…” he began the scary Instagram post. “This was my son first time Comin with squad. He’s came to shows before but only when my wife @cryswallbaby_bamf is there.”
He continued, “This time my son came along with the crew, 6 of us in a sprinter. Before we left the house my son and I prayed like we always do. We prayed that God would protect us while we are out, that our travels would be safe, and that our family and home would be protected while we are gone. I called @cryswallbaby_bamf and told her Will was coming and she was excited too.”
He also shared that his son was excited to go to the show. He was asking his dad how he could help and what he could learn.
"He was like an intern for the night,” he explained. “So, we were all excited and proud, and on high alert to make sure nothing goes wrong on his first show with us.”
However, things quickly turned terrifying when Wall, who was sitting in the middle row of the van, saw another a heading straight for them.
“Right as we pulled into the concert venue @nuttybrownamphitheatre I looked out the window and see a white truck coming right toward us,” he said. “He had just came through the stop light there. He had 2 hands on the wheel, and he was buckling down as he was speeding up to hit us," said Wall.
“Both vehicles are completely totaled. We all had to climb out of the back of the sprinter because it had spunt around and bent in all the metal, broken glass,” he added. “My son was sitting directly behind me with his seat belt on 🙏🙏 (back row passenger). The fact that we were all able to walk away in tact is a miracle.”
Later, the rapper posted a photo of himself with his son saying it was “before we faced death." He also related how he's feeling after the crash.
“No matter how much pain I feel all over my body at the moment, I’m overcome with gratitude knowing that we survived,” Wall wrote. “Right now it’s difficult to walk. It’s actually difficult to move at all. I’m sore all over my body, and my head / neck hurts so much it’s difficult to talk and hold a conversation. But in time I’ll be back to normal.”
“It’s incredible that I’m able to write this out right now. I’m so grateful to God that my fellow passengers were all safe and especially that my son’s life was spared,” he continued. “Anybody that has ever known me- knows how much my son means to me. I’m still in shock that we survived.”
He also said that he's in pain from the accident. Despite that, he's just glad that everyone in the van is safe.
“God’s Grace is amazing. All praise and glory be to God," he wrote.
It is currently not clear what caused the accident and whether police are looking to press charges against either driver, said PEOPLE. A representative for the Austin Police Department was not immediately available to comment.