The 10 Craziest Celebrity Car Accidents

Celebrity car accidents happen as often as they do to everyone else. One DUI conviction can raise your car insurance rates by $149.67/mo.

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UPDATED: Sep 29, 2021

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Here's what you need to know...

  • Car accidents are extremely common, even for celebrities
  • If you have been drinking alcohol, you should never get behind the wheel of a car
  • Check your car insurance rates yearly to ensure you are getting the best deal on your coverage

As if it isn’t a big deal when we regular folks get into car accidents, imagine what it must be like to be a celebrity having to handle a crash or even just a minor fender bender! The lack of privacy and cause for controversy would be quite overwhelming. Especially when videos and photos begin circulating the internet.

There would be no end to the spectacle; traffic would be backed up as everyone gathered to witness such a strange accident involving a celebrity. You might as well have Ronald McDonald jump out of the car with a bag o’ burgers, shouting, “Hey everybody, look who just wrecked his Porsche!”

Without further ado, here are our top ten celebrity car accidents.

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10. Tom Brady Causes a Stir

The week heading into the 2010 NFL season, Brady was involved in an accident where a driver ran a red light and hit his Audi sedan. Every reporter in New England pretty much dropped whatever news story they were working on to cover this event.

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9. Shia Lebouf’s F150 Flip

The star of Indiana Jones and Transformers somehow rolled his truck at an intersection, reportedly after having a few drinks. Hey Lebouf, why don’t you start doing all your own stunts? That’s what Tom Cruise does.

8. George Michael’s Fashionable Rear-Ender

Quickly, someone play ‘careless whisper’!

What happens when you drive 100 mph, then try to avoid rear-ending someone in your Range Rover? You hit them anyway!

It seems like Michael has a lot of problems with recklessness and motor vehicles — it’s amazing he’s still allowed to drive.

7. Michael Phelps Crashes SUV

Phelps was involved in an accident with a Cadillac SUV in Baltimore, causing the other driver to go to the hospital for minor injuries. After winning pretty much ever medal ever invented for swimming, there’s one award he had to give up: “World’s Safest Driver.”

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6. Usain Bolt Wrecks BMW M3

The fastest runner in the world, Bolt can accelerate himself to a consistent 27 mph, making him the world record holder in the 100-meter dash. The only problem is that he apparently loses control when driving.

Bolt crashed his BMW M3 straight into a guardrail after a party. Luckily, no one was injured.

5. Comedian Eddie Griffin Wrecks Ferrari

While driving his million-dollar Ferrari to a charity event, Griffin crashed the car’s delicate body into a wall. Judging by the photos, this must have been a rental, because he doesn’t seem too worked up about the crash. Anyone else might have been suffering a serious spike in blood pressure, but he looks proud of himself.

4. Lindsay Lohan Tries to Escape Paparazzi… and Fails

Lindsay Lohan hates the paparazzi so much that she’s got to try to escape them in a fast, expensive car. Unfortunately, life isn’t like the movies, and you can’t always get away.

In Lohan’s case, this means a wrecked car, and even more of a bad time filled with embarrassment. Plus, she still wasn’t able to avoid their unwavering persistence, which might be the second most unfortunate part of this crash.

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3. Paris Hilton’s Boyfriend Hits Commercial Truck with Bentley

It’s one thing to rear-end a large truck. But when you do it in a really expensive car, in front of the paparazzi, because you’re Paris Hilton’s boyfriend, and then get away with it, it’s another thing. Whew! Not to mention, what an expensive car crash! It wouldn’t be fun to be a part of, but at least no one was hurt.

2. Billy Joel Crashes Into House

The Piano Man was on his way to get a pizza in the Hamptons, hit a wet slick on the road, then crashed into a house. Although Joel has been known to be a terrible driver, you’ve got to admit that houses are big and hard to miss. Though anything is possible when the road conditions are less than favorable.

1. Tiger Woods Crashes After Having Too Many Sides

Normally, consuming side dishes can make a person full, but Tiger’s side dishes resulted in a vicious (supposed) attack by his now ex-wife, and a wrecked car. Next time, take it easy on the sides and avoid one of the craziest car crashes ever!

Now that you have finished reading through this list of the worst celebrity car accidents, make sure your car insurance coverage is up-to-date and you aren’t paying more than you should. All of us non-celebrities want to save a little money right? We don’t want to be the unfortunate driver left with a massive amount of debt and embarrassing crash photos all over the internet for our family to use against us!

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