Driving any vehicle needs to be careful. By being careful it will reduce the possibility of accidents that can lead to death. But despite trying to be careful, the name of death can not be avoided. Accidents that lead to loss of life can target anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Even famous people such as celebrities, queens, actors, singers, even athletes can die in a car accident. In memory of his passing, here are the famous people who died in serious car accidents.
10 Famous Celebrities Died In A Car Accident
There was one popular reality show in the 2000s called Jackass. Jackass is an American slapstick comedy show. Filled by many people, one of them is Ryan Matthew Dunn or who is usually called Ryan Dunn. Ryan Dunn himself is known as a stunt performer, television personality, actor, and comedian. Among other Jackass members, Ryan Dunn is known as a brave figure. He dared to do some crazy stunts that could threaten his safety.
In 2011, to be exact on June 20, Ryan Dunn had an accident. The accident was so fatal that Dunn died. At that time Dunn was driving a Porsche 911 and hit a tree in Pennsylvania. He and his passengers died on the spot. The accident was caused by Dunn driving in a car condition and traveling at high speed.
As previously stated, accidents can happen to anyone. There is one basketball athlete who reportedly died in an accident. The athlete in question is Drazen Petrovic. 28-year-old Drazen is a professional basketball player who plays for the Brooklyn Nets.
The car accident that happened to the basketball player from Croatia occurred on June 7, 1993. Drazen’s accident involved his car with a truck. Drazen, who was driving near Ingolstadt, Germany, hit a truck. The weather factor, which was raining heavily at the time, reduced visibility and caused the accident to occur.
Loyal fans of wrestling, especially WWF, are definitely familiar with Macho Man wrestlers. Macho Man has real name Randall Mario Poffo, before entering the world of wrestling, he was previously a professional baseball player from America. Born on November 15, 1952, Randy Savage died on May 20, 2011.
Chronology of the accident, Randy Savage was driving a car in the Pinellas County area. Suddenly he had a heart attack. This heart attack made Randy Savave unable to control his car properly. As a result, the car he was driving got off the track and hit a tree.
Still from the field of sports, there is another famous figure in the world of sports who died in a car accident. He is Alfred Manuel Martin Jr, commonly known as Billy Martin. Prior to becoming a manager, Billy Martin was an athlete in American Major League Baseball. His memorable career was when he was elected as manager of the New York Yankess 5 times.
This controversial manager died in an accident on December 25, 1989. It was winter and the roads were slippery with ice. The car driven by Billy Martin skidded because it was slippery. His car went off the road and hit an embankment in Johnson City. Not only slippery roads, drunkenness is also a factor causing the accident.
Metallica became a very popular band in the 1980s. Their music genre is heavy metal. Its members include James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Cliff Burton, and Robert Trujillo. Of the several members of Metallica, the departure of Clifford Burton was a shock to members and fans around the world.
Having the full name Clifford Lee Burton, Metallica’s bassist and songwriter died on September 27, 1986. The cause of Burton’s death was a bus accident. Burton along with other Metallica members were on a special bus while touring in Sweden to promote their new album. The bus driven by James Hetfield then got off the road and overturned.
Burton, who was asleep, was thrown off the bus and pinned under it. Hetfield was accused of being a suspect for negligent driving. But he proved his innocence by reasoning that the bus he was driving skidded on slippery ice. Burton’s death is sad news for Metallica members and their fans.
In the 1950s and 1960s, there were two female actresses who were used as sex symbols. They are Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. They both could be a sex symbol at that time because they were beautiful, sexy, and attractive. Both Monroe and Mansfield are both dead. Monroe died of an overdose, while Mansfield died in a car accident.
The accident that claimed Mansfield’s life occurred on June 29, 1967. At that time, Mansfield, together with his 3 children, his girlfriend, and the driver, traveled to New Orleans. Suddenly the truck in front of them stopped suddenly. Mansfield’s car crashed into the truck. The crash killed Mansfield, his girlfriend, and the driver. His children actually survived the accident.
Good at acting and beautiful, Grace Patricia Kelly or commonly known as Grace Kelly is really an actress who attracts men’s hearts. She was so famous in the mid 1950s that she became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last long because Grace Kelly died first.
Grace Kelly died on September 14, 1982 after being in a serious car accident. At that time, Princess Grace Kelly was riding in a car with her daughter, Princess Stephanie. They drive by car to the house. When Princess Grace loses control of her car, Princess Stephanie tries to stop her but fails.
The car slid down a steep embankment. Since neither of them were wearing seatbelts, both Princesses were thrown from the car. Princess Stephanie survived the accident while Princess Grace did not. Princess Grace died of heavy internal bleeding and died in hospital.
It is true that many men are very infatuated with automotive. Paul Walker is one of Hollywood’s famous celebrities who really like the automotive. Besides Paul Walker, previously in the 1950s, there were also actors who were very infatuated with automotive. The actor’s name is James Byron Dean.
James Dean became a very famous actor of his time. So famous, James Dean became an idol icon not only for Eve but also for Adam. Unfortunately his life did not last long. Dead died at the age of 24 due to an accident. The car he was driving hit a car at an intersection. As a result of the accident, James Dean died.
The Fast Furious franchise is so popular. A total of 10 films with the first film airing in 2001. Two actors who become the main characters in the film are Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Because of the many films that have been done together, making the actors who play in the film become close to each other, including Paul Walker.
Then the unexpected happened. In 2013, Paul Walker passed away. He died in a car accident that he had. Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were in a Porsche Carrera GT with Rodas as the driver. The car was traveling at high speed, lost control, and hit a headlight on the side of the road. The accident immediately killed Roger and Paul. This is what makes Furious 7 filming a bit delayed.
Lady Diana Spencer
Who doesn’t know the figure of Lady Diana Spencer or Princess Diana? He is a famous and important figure in England. The woman is a member of the British Royal Family, wife of Prince Charles. The marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana produced two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
You could say that the departure of Princess Diana became a very controversial one. Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris. Princess Diana, who was avoiding the paparazzi at the time, got into the car driven by her bodyguard. Because the driver was drunk, the car crashed, killing Princess Diana, and the two men in the car.