Car accidents can be life-altering events, and unfortunately, some accidents are so severe that they make headlines around the world. In this blog post, we will explore some of the worst car accidents ever recorded in history.
- The 1960 U.S. Open Players’ Parking Lot Crash:
In 1960, during the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado, a car driven by Ken Venturi crashed into a group of golfers and spectators in the players’ parking lot. The accident resulted in the death of 12-year-old Eddie Lowery, who was attending the tournament with his father.
- The 1997 Princess Diana Car Crash:
One of the most famous car accidents in history, the 1997 crash in Paris, France, claimed the life of Princess Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, and their driver Henri Paul. The accident occurred while they were attempting to evade paparazzi photographers.
- The 2007 I-35W Bridge Collapse:
While not technically a car accident, the 2007 collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, resulted in the death of 13 people, and more than 100 others were injured. The collapse occurred during rush hour, and numerous vehicles plunged into the Mississippi River.
- The 2014 Tracy Morgan Car Crash:
In June 2014, comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a multi-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. The accident, caused by a truck driver who had been awake for more than 24 hours, resulted in the death of comedian James McNair and severe injuries to Morgan and others.
- The 2018 Schoharie Limousine Crash:
In October 2018, a limousine carrying 18 people crashed in Schoharie, New York, resulting in the deaths of 20 people, including the driver and all passengers. The cause of the crash was determined to be a malfunctioning brake system.
While these accidents are some of the worst in history, they are a reminder of the importance of safe driving practices and the need for continuous improvements in vehicle safety. Whether you are a driver or a passenger, it is essential to take the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of accidents and protect yourself and others on the road.