13/03/2018 09:37 SAST | Updated 13/03/2018 09:37 SAST

Miss SA Adè van Heerden Says She's 'Blessed And Grateful' Following Car Accident

The accident happened in Randpark Ridge.

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Miss South Africa Adè van Heerden.

Reigning Miss South Africa Adè van Heerden has taken to Instagram to express her gratitude following a car accident she was involved in on Sunday.

At the time of the accident, which happened in Randpark Ridge, Adè was driving the Nissan X Trail she received as part of her prize package when she took over as the reigning Miss SA in November, following Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters' Miss Universe win.

She said she was grateful and felt blessed to be alive.

"I was involved in a very horrible car accident and through God's protection managed to escape with only a few bruises. I know that if I wasn't in a safe car where all the airbags deployed like my Nissan X-trail, the situation would've been a lot different (sic)," she said in her post.

People have wished her well on social media.