When we have the misfortune of having a fender bender, it’s usually just another part of a bad day. But when a celebrity has an accident they do it in a big celebrity way. Here are some examples of expensive celebrity car accidents.
Lindsay Lohan has often been in the news so it doesn’t come as a big surprise that she’s had car accident too. When Lindsay Lohan gets into a car accident it’s a big deal. Lindsay has been known to crash her SLG65 Mercedes and causing $170,000 in damages to her Lambo. Lindsay initially blamed the whole thing on paparazzi but that being the cause of the accident was ruled out by police the very next day.
Not to be outdone by Lindsay Lohan, Nick Hogan, son of famous wrestler Hulk Hogan destroyed his Toyota Supra while drag racing and losing control. The accident nearly killed and permanently disabled one of his closest friends who was not wearing a seat belt. Nick didn’t get off too easy though as it was found that he had been drinking. He ended up serving about 6 months of a 5-year prison sentence and 500 hours community service.
Everyone probably remembers the tragic loss of Paul Walker in a horrible car accident. This story was fraught with groundless rumors and speculation. Early on mechanical failure was blamed as the cause but the wife of Paul Walkers friend, who was driving the car at the time of the accident and who was also killed is pursuing a lawsuit against Porsche. Investigators have determined that speed, not mechanical failure was the cause of the accident.
Finally, in what is one of the more well-known fatal car accidents is the one involving James Dean. On his way to a racing event in his Porsche 550 Spyder, James hit another car nearly head on at 85mph. In those days there were fewer safety devices even in expensive cars so it was no surprise that Dean didn’t survive.