Why Car Safety Should Always be a Priority for Celebrities and Regular Folks Alike

Police walking away from police car Car accidents are a terrible thing to happen to anyone, as it causes not only damage to property but even injuries, or worse, death. And while a lot of these occur due to human error (tired and sleepy, intoxicated, using a cell phone), there are times when they are a result of improperly maintained vehicles.

Yes, vehicle maintenance is one of the ways to prevent accidents, and you can find a Lakewood alignment and brake service facility such as that of Pickering’s Auto Service that can make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape.

Unfortunately, despite the advancements in technology and car safety, accidents on the road still happen, and they not only involve regular folks but even celebrities.

Their deaths due to car accidents should serve as a warning to the rest of us that we should never take for granted our safety on the road, and that car maintenance and the right frame of mind while driving will always help us get from point A to point B safely.

Here are a few of the more popular celebrities who met their untimely deaths while riding an automobile.

PAUL WALKER

The co-star in the highly successful Fast & Furious movie franchise was only 40-years-old when he died in a car crash on November 30, 2013. Walker’s friend, who was a professional race car driver, was driving his car when he lost control and hit a tree at high speed. The friend didn’t survive as well.

DALE EARNHARDT

The race car driver suffered major head trauma as a result of an accident during the final lap of the Daytona 500 on February 18, 2001. He was best known for stock car racing for NASCAR.

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GRACE KELLY

The fashion model-turned-actress-turned-crown princess died on September 14, 1982, when she had a stroke while driving. She lost control of her vehicle causing it to fall off down a mountainside. She was 52.

JAMES DEAN

The Rebel Without a Cause star was driving his Porsche 550 Spyder when he crashed into another car. Ironically, he was on his way to compete in a racing event. The date was September 30, 1955.

PRINCESS DIANA

The Princess of Wales died in a car accident after her driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to elude the paparazzi. It was said that the driver was drunk at the time. Diana was 36-years-old.

In somewhat good news, there have also been some famous people who got involved in car accidents and survived to tell the tale.