On the Flip Side: Stars That Have Wrecked Their Cars

Assuredly, there is a memory almost everyone can return to that involves a motor vehicle crash. Either we misjudged a curve, didn’t pay attention to how fast we were travelling, or neglected to maintain our car. Then, there are those times when poor decisions make the spot light. Some of us still think it’s ok to drive while intoxicated.

Some don’t relish a nap in their vehicle so they chance driving sleepy and others purposely test the limits of their car with burnouts, drag racing, and deathly speeds. With that said, celebrities are not immune to the effects of these chance happenings and bad choices. Here are few that could write a book on the matter.

Keith Moon

As the drummer for one of the most famous bands of the 70’s, The Who, Keith Moon was credited with some of the best and worst achievements of all time. He was known as the third best drummer in the world and also placed 11th as one of the Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time.

Born in London, England, he was credited with tiles such as The Kids Are Alright and Monterey Pop. However, in 1970, while heavily intoxicated, Keith managed to kill his bodyguard after failing to notice the man was caught under his vehicle. He was subsequently dragged down the road to his death.

Halle Berry

Born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 14, 1966, Berry was a fiery addition to her family. One that would soon grow into one of the greatest American actresses of all time. Best known for her additions to the Marvel world, her character, Storm, has graced the screen in X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. She is also well known for her contribution to the movie Cloud Atlas.

Be that as it may, in 2000, Halle was fined for leaving the scene of an accident. It was reported that in the process of running a red light, she demolished an oncoming car. Her reason for leaving? Well, she simply didn’t remember due to the head injuries she incurred from the accident. Understandably, the insurance bills accrued were added, as well, and this mistake turned out to be a costly one in more than one way.

Dennis Rodman

Rodman is one of the most interesting contributions made by Trenton, New Jersey to the world of basketball. He has done everything from dunking on the best in the business to gracing the silver screen. Credited with being one of the weirdest and most outspoken celebrities to date, Rodman is continuing to entertain as he now travels through his mid 50’s.

Be that as it may, even the agility of the most athletic among us can’t prevent the surprises of life. In 2010, Rodman experienced one such surprise as his tire unexpectedly blew out and caused his vehicle to flip three times. It was the grace of God that he walked away, and he did so with only minor injuries.

Car accidents aren’t for a selected few in the world. Next time you get behind the wheel of a car, remember even Storm can’t prevent those clouds of danger.

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