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: May 13, 2020

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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 and deal with a fender bender! The lack of privacy and cause for controversy would be quite overwhelming.

Ronald McDonald in Police Car
Even clowns make mistakes.

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

Tom Brady Car Accident
News Editor: “I don’t care what story you’re working on, Tom Brady’s hair may have seriously been damaged!”

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

Shia Lebouf Car Accident

Lebouf does his best to cry, and it’s much more convincing than his performance in Transformers 2.

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

George Michael Car Accident

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

Michael Phelps Car Accident
Phelps explains to officers how to do a proper butterfly stroke.

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

Usain Bolt Car Accident
Not so fast.

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.

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5. Comedian Eddie Griffin Wrecks Ferrari

Eddie Griffin Car Accident
“I wreck with pride.”

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.

4. Lindsay Lohan Tries to Escape Paparazzi… and Fails

Lindsey Lohan Car Accident

What a shame.

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 embarrassment.

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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!

2. Billy Joel Crashes Into House

Billy Joel Car Accident
You may be right … he may be crazy.

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.

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!

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?

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