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December 29, 2023 María López Garcia
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael B. Jordan Are The Latest Celebrities to Be Involved in Traffic Accidents in California

Celebrities dazzle us with their movies, songs, and sports performances. But although fans and the public are captivated by seeing them in magazines or on television, these personalities are just like any other member of society. Therefore, a celebrity is subject to common incidents such as car crashes.

While we may think that celebs are untouchable figures, thanks to social networks, we now know that many of them are also involved in a high number of road mishaps. Speeding while operating luxury cars, driving late at night after parties, or driving under the influence of alcohol after celebrations are some of the factors that lead to these car incidents.

If you have ever wondered if your favorite celebrity has been involved in a car crash, read on. As one of the most reputable personal injury firms, Adamson Ahdoot is committed to helping California residents get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today at (800) 310-1606 for more information about your case.

Speeding is one of the most common causes of celebrity car crashes.
Celebrities such as Princess Diana and Paul Walker have died in car accidents.

Famous Car Crashes

There have been numerous instances where sports, movie, or fashion stars have become victims or have been held responsible for personal injuries due to automobile collisions. The roster of celebrity personalities involved in car crashes is quite extensive.

The list comprises sports personalities like Michael Phelps, who faced a brutal collision while driving without a license due to another driver running a red light. Dennis Rodman, on the other hand, caused a violent crash by driving in the wrong direction on a freeway and then fled the scene without providing any information.

However, it’s not uncommon for celebrities associated with Hollywood to be involved in accidents. For example, actress Halle Berry fled the scene after running a red light and colliding with another vehicle, while comedian Kevin Hart suffered serious back injuries when his driver got distracted and crashed the car into a tree.

In addition, celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger holds the top spot for the number of car crashes suffered – with a special shout-out to Lindsay Lohan. The actor, former bodybuilder, and politician has been involved in numerous serious traffic accidents over the past two decades – both as a victim and as a responsible party. The most recent incident occurred in 2023, as detailed below.

If you want to know more about the most serious car accidents suffered by celebrities in California, take a look at the following list.

The Worst Celeb Car Crash Incidents in California

Tiger Woods

Year and location: February 2021, in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Cause: He was found responsible for distracted driving while traveling at a speed unsafe for road conditions. The golfer, who was driving 90 mph in a 45 mph zone, was also under the influence of drugs. The incident occurred when Woods drove the wrong way down a hill, rolled the vehicle, and struck a tree.

Injuries: Broken leg and torn muscles. Woods underwent surgery for fractures to his lower leg and ankle. He has not fully recovered from his injuries.

Woods suffered a brutal car crash resulting in a broken leg.

Kanye West 

Year and location: October 2022 in Los Angeles.

Cause: Kanye, currently going by the name Ye, was accountable for an incident resulting from him falling asleep at the steering wheel and colliding with another automobile. The rapper asserted that he was weary and sleepy before entering the vehicle.

Injuries: While the singer fractured his jaw and required reconstructive surgery, the victim in the other car broke his legs.

Lindsay Lohan

Year and location: 2005, 2007, and 2012 in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles.

Cause: Lindsay Lohan has been engaged in multiple traffic incidents. In 2005, the actress encountered a rear-end collision with a paparazzo. In 2007, within two months, Lohan experienced two highly publicized alcohol-related accidents. During the first incident, she lost control of her Mercedes-Benz and collided with a sidewalk. In the second one, she faced allegations of attempting to strike a woman intentionally, possessing cocaine in the car, and driving with a suspended license.

Lindsay Lohan has been involved in high-profile celebrity car crashes - some involving drunk driving.

Then in 2012, Lindsay Lohan got arrested for hitting a pedestrian with her car. The same year witnessed another unfortunate event for Lohan as she encountered a severe crash while heading to a movie shoot when her Porsche collided with a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway.

Injuries: Fortunately, Lindsay Lohan suffered only minor injuries in each of the accidents she was involved in.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Year and location: 2001, 2006, and 2022 in Santa Mónica and Los Ángeles.

Cause: Schwarzenegger and his 12-year-old son were victims of a low-speed collision in Los Angeles. A car was reversing out of a driveway when Schwarzenegger’s Harley-Davidson didn’t have enough time to brake and was struck. In 2022, the actor was involved in a multi-vehicle crash.

Injuries: Schwarzenegger broke six ribs and spent four days in the hospital after his first accident in 2001. In subsequent traffic accidents, all parties involved suffered minor injuries.

Caitlyn Jenner

Year and location: February 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Cause: Caitlyn Jenner, previously known as Bruce, caused the death of one individual in a multi-vehicle collision that happened while she was evading paparazzi. The sports icon collided with another vehicle after the cars in front of her came to an abrupt stop. The impacted car was pushed into the opposite lane and subsequently struck by one of the preceding vehicles. Jenner was required to pay $800,000 as a result of a lawsuit filed by one of the affected vehicles.

Injuries: Although Jenner suffered only minor injuries, her incident resulted in a single fatality.

Jenner pagó $800K después de ser declarada culpable de un accidente con múltiples muertos y heridos.

Celebrity Car Wrecks in 2023

Every year, there are more than six million traffic accidents in the United States. California holds the second-highest number of accidents of any state. As a result, not only are residents of the Golden State at a greater risk for car accidents, but so are Hollywood’s most highly regarded celebrities. This is particularly evident when you look at the celebrity cars these individuals drive.

Earlier this year, Arnold Schwarzenegger was found liable – once again – for the injuries of a bicyclist. The victim is suing him for an accident that left him with injuries and expensive medical bills.

In another incident, actor Gary Busey was involved in a rear-end collision on California’s Pacific Coast Highway. A witness caught Busey fleeing the scene. Comedian Jeff Dye is another celebrity who fled after an accident. He was later arrested by police for driving under the influence (DUI).

Pete Davidson and his girlfriend were charged with a misdemeanor after crashing a Mercedes-Benz into a Beverly Hills house. Police reported that the Saturday Night Live comedian was driving recklessly.

Another celebrity facing a lawsuit over a car accident is Alan Ruck. The “Succession” star was involved in a multi-car collision that ended with Ruck’s vehicle slamming into a Hollywood pizzeria. One of the victims alleges that the celebrity initiated the car crashes, which resulted in serious injuries.

Finally, Michael B. Jordan lost control of his Ferrari and crashed into a parked car last December. While still under investigation, eyewitness videos reveal the actor engaging in a race with another Ferrari in Hollywood.

Celebrities Who Died in a Car Crash

Although the majority of celebrities manage to walk away from accidents unhurt or with injuries they can bounce back from, there are times when these famous faces meet their demise. The recent death of Anne Heche came as a shock to fans of the movie industry. Heche is one of the most recent famous people who died in car accidents. The actress succumbed a week after an incident in which she collided with several vehicles before crashing into a house. The ensuing fire caused by the collision proved fatal for Heche.

Other renowned celebrities who died in a car crash include:

  • In one of the most famous car crashes in history, Princess Diana of Wales tragically perished in an accident reportedly caused by her driver’s drunk driving.
  • Actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly and her daughter were ejected from their car as it careened down a steep embankment due to a lack of seat belts. Unfortunately, Kelly never recovered from her injuries and died.
  • James Dean, one of Hollywood’s most prominent figures in the 1950s, met a fatal end after colliding with a Ford at high speed.
  • Paul Walker, the talented actor, met a tragic demise when his Porsche crashed into a pole and trees at a speed of 70 mph.

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