Car accidents can be tragic with devastating results such as paralysis, brain injuries, and even death. Unfortunately, no one is immune from motor vehicle collisions. Sometimes we make poor driving decisions, and sometimes those around us drive recklessly or negligently. Even though you can control your own speed, wear your seatbelt, and avoid distracted driving, you cannot control the actions of the other drivers on the road. Below is a discussion of some of the infamous celebrity car accidents that have occurred over the years. See:
1. James Dean – September 30, 1955 – 24 y/o
James Dean was driving his Porsche 550 Spyder; a Ford Tutor attempted to turn, crossing into Dean’s lane, causing a collision. Dean died shortly after the accident, and his passenger sustained a broken jaw after being ejected from the vehicle.
2. Princess Diana – August 31, 1997 – 36 y/o
Although we may never know exactly what caused this accident, whether the driver was attempting to evade Paparazzi, whether the driver was speeding or driving under the influence, one thing is clear: the car she was in hit a pole resulting in her death and two others.
3. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes – April 25, 2002 – 30 y/o
Lopes was driving an SUV while speeding and she lost control, causing the SUV to flip over. She sustained a severe blow to her head that resulted in death at the scene of the collision.
4.Ryan Dunn – June 20, 2011 – 34 y/o
Dunn was drinking and driving when his car veered off the road and crashed into a tree. Both he and his passenger died in the accident.
5. Grace Kelly – September 14, 1982 – 52 y/o
While driving with her daughter, she likely suffered a stroke, causing her to lose control of her vehicle on a curve known as “Devil’s Curse.” Her Rover crashed through a barrier and went down the slope striking a tree.