Auto accidents happen far too frequently on a day to day basis, and even the rich and famous have been known to endure catastrophic injury and even death in car crashes. Below, we have recounted five of the most infamous celebrity car crashes.
The entire world was shocked to discover in late August of 1997 that the Princess of Wales, Diana, had been killed in a serious car accident. The media sensationalized her death while tens of millions of people watched her public funeral.
Though it was originally suspected that the vehicle crashed after being heavily pursued by the paparazzi, it turned out that the driver of the vehicle had a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit in France, where the accident occurred.
Back in the early 2010’s, American actress Lindsay Lohan was a bit of a wild child. She was involved in several different car accidents involving a Porsche, an AMG Mercedes Benz, and a Lamborghini. Her total combined car crash damages amounted to a couple million dollars.
Known for his iconic role as Brian O’Connor in the Fast and the Furious movies, Paul Walker was tragically killed one night while driving his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.
Walker was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he crashed, but it was discovered that he was traveling at speeds of more than 90 mph when he crashed. According to a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Milwaukee, aggressive driving of this nature routinely causes car accidents across the country.
In 1955, 24-year-old actor James Dean received a speeding ticket one morning. Later in the day, on his way to an auto race with his Porsche 550 Spyder, he was traveling at speeds of approximately 85 mph when he was involved in a (nearly) head-on collision with a Ford Tudor and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
A member of the ever-popular girl group of the 90’s, TLC, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez was in Honduras driving a Mitsubishi Montero Sport when she swerved multiple times to avoid other vehicles. As she swerved, the vehicle rolled over multiple times.
She was not wearing a seatbelt when the car crashed, and she was the only one of the six occupants to pass away from her injuries. Video footage shot by one of these occupants has been viewed nearly two million times on Youtube.