Articles Tagged with Celebrity Car Accident

Authorities alleged that Fred Jackson, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, crashed his sports car into a large planter box and stop sign outside the team’s practice facility. Authorities then alleged he dragged the sign across the two-lane road before coming to a stop. According to a recent news article from ESPN, Jackson was not hurt in the crash. Witnesses say Jackson’s black Corvette sustained moderate front-end damage.

30847_top_gearWhile this seems like a somewhat simple situation, matters were made more complex by the fact that TMZ reported Jackson and Marshawn Lynch, a fellow Seahawks’ running back well known for his refusal to speak with the media during last year’s Super Bowl, were involved in an illegal street race at the time of the crash. Continue reading

According to a recent news report form AL.com, former University of Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny died in a fatal single-car accident. A spokesperson for the highway patrol said the 20-year-old victim was driving on a major highway when he collided with a large metal sign. Witnesses say Tenpenny’s car flew through the air after hitting the metal highway sign and then started tumbling when it landed. It finally came to a stop when it crashed into a utility pole. Authorities say Tenpeny was ejected from the vehicle.

1158482_road_blurWhen first responders arrived at the scene, they attempted to provide immediate medical attention and transported him to a local level-one trauma center, but he was pronounced dead soon after arrival. Continue reading

Most people heard that Caitlyn Jenner, formally known as Bruce Jenner, prior to becoming Caitlyn, was involved in a deadly four-car accident. There has been a lot of speculation about whether she would be charged with negligent homicide in connection with this tragic accident, and the prosecutor’s office even said they were contemplating the possibility.

that-hurt-494062-mAccording to a recent report from Fox News via the CNN wire service, prosecutors will not be charging Caitlyn Jenner with any crimes in connection with the fatal car accident. Specifically, prosecutors said they completed a charge evaluation worksheet and determined there was not sufficient evidence to prove she was driving in a criminally negligent manner. As she was not suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the deadly car accident, there would be no basis to charge her with a felony, so the only charge would have been a misdemeanor vehicle manslaughter charge. Continue reading

According to a recent article from Radar Online, Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin was sent to the hospital after being found unconscious in her car. According to witnesses, she was riding in her car with her publicist on her to way to a publicity event for her movie, Night of the Wild. The driver of the car allegedly slammed on his brakes and crashed into the wreckage of a three-car accident ahead of them on the road.

a-car-key-with-lock-2-879310-mAnother witness alleged that the car she was in was traveling around 30 mph, and Zarin was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. While it is very common for people not to wear a seatbelt when riding in the rear of a vehicle, statistics do show that wearing a seatbelt in the rear of the vehicle significantly decreases a passenger’s chance of being injured in a serious car accident. Continue reading

According to a recent news feature from Rolling Stone, rapper Fetty Wap is in the hospital after being injured in what is being described as a serious motorcycle accident.

232165_bikes_from_ace_cafe_london_4Witnesses say the famous rapper was riding his motorcycle in Patterson, New Jersey, the city where he is from, when he collided head-on with another vehicle. Paramedics were called to the scene, where they provided immediate medical attention to Fetty Wap before transporting him to a local level-one trauma center. Continue reading

Caitlyn Jenner, previously known as Bruce Jenner, has been in the headlines a lot lately. After her divorce from Kris Jenner, her public decision to become a woman, and her winning of the ESPY Courage Award, at least publicly, things seemed to being going well for the Olympic gold medalist and reality show star.

mw76UPwHowever, it now seems the fatal car crash in which she was involved last February may not be completely behind her. According to a recent news article from CNN, Jenner may face charges of manslaughter in connection with the deadly car accident. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office finally completed its investigation into the crash and released a statement saying it may seek criminal charges.   Continue reading

John King, a 26-year-old country music artist best known for his hit song “Tonight, Tonight” was involved in a fatal car accident, according to a recent news article from Taste of Country. Authorities say a classic car was traveling west on U.S. Highway 158 around the Kitty Hawk, North Carolina area when its T-top roof somehow flew off the car. This occurred around 1 a.m. Once the roof flew off his car, the driver stopped and tried to get the T-top out of the active roadway and back to his car, so it could be fixed. He was stopped on a bridge at the time.

empty-road-1344295-mAuthorities say King was driving his SUV, which was pulling a trailer filled with his performance equipment, when he came upon the stopped vehicle. The car was stopped in the travel lane of the highway, and King had no way to get out of the way and collided with the vehicle. At this point, the driver who was out his car trying to recover the T-top either decided to jump off the bridge or was somehow thrown off the bridge at time of impact and landed in the water below. Fortunately, he was not injured when he landed in the water. Continue reading