Modern Family's Sarah Hyland: Adele Saved My Life!

Entertainment Oct. 12, 2011 AT 5:00PM
Modern Family's Sarah Hyland: Adele Saved My Life! Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images; Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Adele's gut-wrenching songs of heartbreak on her album 21 have helped millions of fans get through some very tough times indeed.

And according to Modern Family's Sarah Hyland, one song in particular, "Someone Like You," indirectly prevented a potentially fatal car wreck.

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Hyland, 20, told E! News that she and her boyfriend Matt Prokop were driving on L.A.'s notorious freeway last week during a heavy rainstorm.

"It was so foggy you couldn't see ten feet ahead of you," Hyland said.

Actor beau Prokop, 21, "had an audition and we were going through lines," she explained.

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But High School Musical 3 star Prokop lost his intense concentration -- and was thus relatively less distracted during the stormy drive -- when Adele's aching ballad came on. "He would have been focusing on remembering his lines [but] 'Someone Like You' came on the radio, so we blasted it to sing along to it."

With eyes a bit more on the road during the song, "We hit a water pocket," Hyland said.

The actress explained what happened next: "The wheels turned to the right and locked and then it spun."

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After spinning several times, the car suffered no damage and the couple was uninjured.

"We were just really shaken up," Hyland admits. She offered a shout-out to the Grammy-winning British singer, 23: "Thank you for saving my life!"

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