Friday, December 28, 2012

Worst Celebrity Car Wrecks

Hollywood celebrities may be talented when it comes to acting, singing and dancing, but not always to driving. A lot of them in fact, have been involved in some ridiculous or silly, if not fatal, car crashes.

See below how some of the big stars of yesterday and today wreck their expensive vehicles in different road crashes:

James Dean

The East of Eden’s star wrecked his new Porsche 550 Spyder on September 30, 1955 in a head-on collision with a 1950 Fort Tutor during an auto rally in Salinas, California. The said incident caused the actor’s early death at the young age of 24.

Ryan Dunn

The Jackass’ star totaled his Porsche 911 GT3 after he flew it off the road in Pennsylvania on June 2011. Over-speeding was seen as a major factor for the incident. The same also caused the actor and his passenger’s death.

Rowan Atkinson

Best known as Mr. Bean, Atkinson crashed his McLaren F1 not once, but twice. He first crash occurred in 1999 when he reversed into a Rover, while the second one occurred near Haddon in Cambridgeshire, England on August, 2011. According to reports, he lost control of his car and then struck into a tree and then into a lamppost, which caused it to catch fire.

Jay Kay

The Grammy Award-winner musician wrecked his purple Lamborghini Diablo SE30 after making a difficult turn at a high speed in Park Lane in Central London way back in 2006. Allegedly, a friend who borrowed his car was the one driving when the incident occurred. The car was useless total wreck thereafter. Some wonder if Jay Kay ever felt the lost of that fancy car since it was just one of the many he has in his high-end car collection. In fact, he once claimed that he had around 37 cars.

Nick Hogan

The son of the famous and controversial wrestler, Hulk Hogan, in his estranged wife, Linda, totaled his father’s Toyota Supra in a horrible accident in 2007 at Clearwater, Florida. Reports claimed that he lost control of the car and crashed it into a tree. Unfortunately, his passenger, who was a member of his drifting team’s pit crew, was permanently paralyzed after the incident.

Eddie Griffin

The comedian crashed his rare Ferrari Enzo into a concrete barrier in February 2009 while practicing for a charity race that promoted a then-upcoming film. Fortunately for Griffin, he left the scene unscathed though his sports car was severely damaged.

Lindsay Lohan

The Mean Girls’ star slammed his black Mercedez Benz SLG65 AMG into a minivan after she was swarmed by dozens of paparazzi who were pursuing her right from the clothing store where she shopped way back in 2005. Although it is not Lohan’s only road mishap, it is probably the worst since she badly damaged her car and sustained minor injuries, and was transported to a hospital.

Almost everyday, there is at least one celebrity that gets involved in a road crash. Therefore, the accidents involving the said stars are only a few of the worst celebrity car accidents that are mostly undisclosed to public for some reasons that a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer definitely understand.