Top 10 Celebrities who Died in Auto Accidents
Car or motorcycle accidents are very common and one of the major causes of death. Many have become prey to it and not only common people but even some celebrities too who have lost their life in car accidents or motorcycle accidents. The causes of accident can vary whether by drivers’ mistakes or negligent or other. We are telling you about some celebrities who have lost their life in car accident or motorcycle indicating that no one can escape from these accidents unless one drives safe.
Artimus Lamont Bentley (1989-2005): Lamont Bentley was an American actor and rapper and made his last onscreen appearances in Spike Lee’s crime drama Sucker Free City. Bentley died in a road accident on January 19, 2005. He was driving alone and killed in a single car accident in southern California’s Ventura County. He was driving on highway 118 near Simi Valley. It was reported that Bentley’s vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed towards the Rock Peak Fire Road off ramp. After running through a stop sign, the vehicle was reported to go through a chain link fence that was situated across the street and rolled down an embankment. He sustained severed multiple blunt force injuries and was pronounced dead around 12:23 am.
Bonar Colleano (1944-1958): Bonar was an American born British stage and film actor. He died at the age of 34. He crashed his sport car in Birkenhead after exiting the Queensway Tunnel. It was reported that he was driving back from Liverpool’s New Shakespeare Theatre. His fellow actor, Michael Balfour got 98 stitches and recovered.
Alan Crosland (1894 – 1936): Alan was an American stage actor and film director. Crosland died in 1936 around the age of 41 because of an automobile accident on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
James Dean (1931 – 1955): James was an American actor. The two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden and ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant. He is one of the first actors to receive a posthumous Academy award nomination for Best actor. Dean was fond of car racing and he was scheduled to compete at a racing event in Salinas, California. With him to the occasion was Bill Hickman who was a stunt coordinator. Both Dean and Hickman was driving behind the Porsche around 3:30 pm and ticketed for speeding. The group traveled to the event via U.S Route 466 then 1950 Ford Tudor made a hesitant attempt to turn away from and intersection placing him at the center of the road so Dean was unable to stop in time and slammed into the driver’s quadrant of the Ford Tudor, in this accident Dean sustained numerous fatal injuries and broke his neck. Dean was announced dead on arrival after he made arrived by ambulance at the Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital.
Roger Delgado (1918-1973): Roger was a British actor known for as the first actor to play the Master in Doctor who. Delgado died on location in Turkey while shooting the feature film Bell of Tibet which was never completed. He was killed with two Turkish film technicians when their car went off the road into a ravine. At the time of death he was 55 years old.
Johnny Horton (1925-1960): Johnny was an American country music and rockabilly singer famous for his semi folk songs. He died in a car accident when he travelled the 220 mile journey back to Shreveport. Tomlinson was in the back of noticing that Horton was driving the car fast. Frank was in sleep in the front. Near Milano, Texas, Horton was crossing a bridge when a truck hit both sides of the bridge as well as Horton’s Cadillac. Though Horton avoided the head on collision driving into ditches but on the narrow bridge he crashed the car. He was declared dead when en route to his family residence in Brady in Central Texas.
Sam Kinison (1953-1992): Sam was an American stand-up comedian and actor. He was known for his intense, harsh and politically incorrect humor. He died at the age of 38 after his white 1989 Pontiac Trans Am got struck head on on U.S Route 95 by a pickup truck that was driven by 17 year old Troy Pierson who under the effect of alcohol. The pickup truck crossed the center line of the roadway and got into Kinison’s lane.
Ernie Kovacs (1919-1962): Kovacs was an American comedian, writer and actor. He was killed in an automobile accident in Los Angeles in the early morning hours of January 13, 1962. It was reported after the party given by Billy Wilder for Milton Berle and his wife, the couple left the party in separate cars. After a light rainstorm, Kovacs lost the control of his Chevrolet Corvair station wagon while turning fast but crashed into a power pole at the corner of Beverly Glen and Santa Monica Boulevards. He died instantly because of chest and head injuries when thrown out of the passenger side.
Jayne Mansfield (1933-1967): Jayne was an American actress in film, television and theatre. Mansfield, her lover Sam Brody including their driver Ronnie Harrison with three of her children drove in Buick Electra 225. They were heading for New Orleans where she had to appear for an early morning television interview. On June 29 around 2:25am on U.S. Highway 90, eat of the Rigolets Bridge, the car crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer that was behind another truck spraying mosquito fogger. The car went into the rear of the trailer. The three adults in front seat got killed instantly.
Judy Tyler (1932-1957) was an American actress. With her second husband driving through Wyoming, they were involved in an automobile accident on U.S Route 287. It was on July 3, 1957. She died instantly in the accident. A passenger in other car was also killed.
Paul Walker (1973-2013): Paul was an American actor best known for doing film series “The Fast and The Furious”. On November 30, 2013 around 3:30pm, Walker and Roger Rodas, 38, left an event for Walker’s Charity Reach out Worldwide for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the car, red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The car crashed into a concrete lamppost including two trees on Hercules street, 45 miles per hour speed zone near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valenica, Santa Clarita, California, after which it was reported the vehicle burst into flames. It was said that Rodas was driving the car and Walker was the passenger, both victims were dead at the scene. Walker said to have died from the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries according to the Los Angeles county coroner’s office. (The above content is taken from Wikipedia.)
Whatever the reason for you to drive the car and wherever you are going, you should drive safe. It should not be that if you see clear road, you drive the car fast, sometimes on clear road, accidents just happen. So as far as possible you should or must always drive the car safe securing yourself and others.