Celebrities go through lots of the very same trials and tribulations we do, and automobile collisions are no exception, especially important ones. Dating as far back as the 1950s, dozens of treasured celebs have fallen victim to wrecks that involved serious injury or worse.
Some of the highest-profile famous-person accidents have also included tragic loss of life, including several fatal cases that involved young celebrities in the prime of life.
Park yourself and look at some of the oddest automobile collisions in famous-person history, but pump these wheels, as some of these had genuinely horrific consequences.
In June of 2014, Tracy Morgan was involved in a nightmarish accident that observed that a Walmart tractor-trailer struck a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, while Morgan and others had been traveling. The New York Times would announce that Morgan suffered multiple injuries in the crash, which claimed the life of fellow comedian James”Jimmy Mack” McNair. According to CNN, the motorist of the tractor-trailer, Kevin Roper, had not slept in over 24hrs. As reported by AP, in 2016, Roper would take a deal in which he pled guilty to vehicular homicide and four counts of aggravated assault but might serve no jail time.
The entire world was shocked in November of 2013 when Fast, and the Furious celebrity Paul Walker passed off as a result of a horrific automobile crash. According to CNN, Walker’s friend Roger Rodas was driving a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at rates of 100 miles per hour with Walker in the passenger seat when the automobile spun out of control, hitting several trees before bursting into flames.
As reported by Radar, Meadow Walker, daughter of the late actor, would sue Porsche in 2015 in a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that it was a faulty seat belt design that led to her dad’s death. According to The Blast, the parties settled in October 2017.
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As exclusively reported by Radar in January 2019, a celebrity of The Office and The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling, fortunately, walked off from a horrendous Los Angeles automobile accident. While the star didn’t suffer any severe injuries in the mess, she was bombarded with enthusiasts seeking selfies and autographs while she awaited a tow truck at the scene.
She stated to Variety , “When you get in a car accident on Highland and Fourth and your automobile is totaled, and look-loos come up and question to take a photo with you; then you wish that you weren’t everybody’s unbeatable friend.”
Nobody was laughing following comedian David Spade’s 2017 automobile crash in Los Angeles. His Range Rover was totaled while he did a complicated left turn in front of The Beverly Hills Hotel. Fortunately, though the Lights Out host was shipped to the hospital, he only suffered minor injuries.
The senior Kardashian had quite a scare in 2016 when her brand new Rolls-Royce was shattered close to her house in Calabasas. The crash, which occurred on the 101 freeway, resulted in a broken wrist for Jenner, but luckily nothing more intense.
She later told People, “I’m ok, just shaken up and very sore. I’m feeling very blessed.”
In February 2015, Caitlyn Jenner was involved in a four-vehicle accident on Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway that resulted in the death of 69-year-old Kimberly Howe and others’ injury as reported by The Los Angeles Times.
Jenner had allegedly rear-ended Howe with her Cadillac Escalade, pushing Howe’s Lexus into traffic, where a Hummer hit her.
While CNN would later announce that no fees had been levied against Jenner, she’d be sued for negligence for her part in the accident. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the resulting settlement saw Jenner cover $800,000 in ancient 2018.
In August 1987, as reported by People Magazine, Ferris Bueller celebrity Matthew Broderick and then-fiancée Jennifer Grey were part of a horrific accident in Northern Ireland that claimed two lives. Broderick was driving a leased BMW in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, when he veered into the oncoming lane, striking one more vehicle head-on and killing its occupants, 30-year-old Anna Gallagher and her mother, 63-year-old Margaret Doherty.
According to AP, Broderick initially faced a charge of causing death by careless driving. Still, it was reduced to merely a charge of reckless driving, Broderick’s conviction carried with it a fine of $175.
LA weather usually is picture-perfect, which is the reason why accidents are so common when the skies open up across the City of Angels. This was the case in January of 2019 when Soulja Boy was fulfilled with a terrible automobile accident due to a mudslide. According to the rapper’s Twitter accounts, his automobile was almost shipped into the Pacific Ocean, but miraculously, he walked off from the landslides with no injuries.
Maybe one of the almost all infamous famous-person automobile collisions in history was the August 1997 Paris mess that claimed the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. As CNN would announce, Chauffeur Henri Paul, who also passed away in the crash, was later determined to become intoxicated while driving, with a blood liquor content 3.5 times that of the legal limit. The New York Times would also announce traces of anti-depressants in Paul’s blood, which could have impaired his decision when he lost control of the SUV that also contained Egyptian film manufacturer Dodi Fayed. According to The Guardian, an official inquest ruled in 2008 that the official cause leading to the accident was a combination of Paul’s reckless driving as well as the persistent hounding of paparazzi.
The Terminator series is partly known for its heart-pounding motorcycle sequences. Still, all that unrivaled experience could not stop a 2006 motorcycle mess involving then-California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his son, Patrick.
According to CNN, a motorist backed into a street in front of Schwarzenegger’s Harley, causing him to collide. The ensuing crash led in Arnold receiving 15 stitches in his lip, but fortunately, dad and son had been released from St. John’s Hospital with only minor cuts and bruises.
It might have been a bit of déjà vu for the elder Schwarzenegger, following a separate motorcycle crash in 2000 resulted in six broken ribs.