Crashes

  • Apple’s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister Higgins

    Apple is developing self-driving technology using a fleet of nearly 60 Lexus RX 450h crossover SUVs fitted with various cameras and sensors used to guide the vehicles. One of the vehicles was involved in an accident on August 24, California's DMV confirmed in a traffic accident report, the first for the tech giant's self-driving program. According to the report, Apple's self-driving car with a safety driver onboard was rear-ended by a driver in a Nissan Leaf while in a merging lane on the Lawrence Expressway in Sunnyvale, California. The self-driving car had slowed to just 1 mph while seeking...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Toyota Supra prototype crashes while testing on the 'Ring

    The new fifth-generation Toyota is the latest car to fall victim to the Nürburgring. A Toyota engineer testing a prototype was caught out late on Wednesday at the Döttinger Höhe section of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The section is a long straight where the highest speeds are...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS “Gryphon” crash on May 17, 2018 - Image via Teknikens Värld
    Koenigsegg Agera RS “Gryphon” crashed...again

    On May 11, 2017, a Koenigsegg Agera RS commissioned by American collector Manny Khoshbin crashed at the hands of a Koenigsegg test driver during routine pre-delivery testing at a track in Trollhättan, Sweden. A year later, almost to the day, the same car has crashed again—on a stretch of...

  • Ralph Gilles
    FCA's head designer Ralph Gilles hailed for actions after fatal car crash

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' lead designer Ralph Gilles is being praised for his actions after a fatal car crash in Michigan last week. According to authorities, Gilles used his Jeep Wrangler to push a burning Ford Edge SUV away from a three-car crash that killed one woman and injured the man she was...

  • Bad day at bank drive through leads to car flying through air
    Bad day at bank drive through leads to car flying through air

    Dashcams are a wonderful device to have hooked up inside your car. You never know what you might happen to catch with that little camera. It could be as simple as minor fender bender, as amazing as a massive meteor lighting up the sky, or a bit of crazy weather crossing your path. You might capture...

  • Idaho man does donuts and crashes into courthouse - Screen Capture from Idaho Statesman
    Idaho man upset with court system does donuts in front of courthouse

    An Idaho driver served up a batch of donuts to showcase his displeasure with the court system before wrecking his Honda Accord into the Boise courthouse's fountain. That's one way to grab attention. The Idaho Statesman reported on Sunday that 37-year-old Jonathan Joseph Locksmith drove into the...

  • This is what happens to an ambulance during an accident

    An ambulance is an incredibly tough workhorse. You know it's going to be strong, but did you ever think how strong an ambulance really is? Well, Braun Ambulances put together a crash test demonstration to show just how tough this life-saving box on wheels really is. The demonstration involves one of the company's rigs and a Ford F-150 lined up a few hundred feet away. The pickup truck is aimed squarely at the side of the ambulance. It rockets down its path of assured destruction where it is to connect with the ambulance at the side and rear axle. The truck hits hard and its crumple zones do...

  • Lance Arnold setting 7:01.3 Nürburgring lap time in a 2017 Dodge Viper ACR on September 1, 2017
    2017 Dodge Viper ACR sets 7:01.3 ‘Ring time before attempt ended by tire failure

    What a way to go out. The Dodge Viper, which bowed out of production last month, this time for good, has clocked the fastest time for a rear-wheel-drive production car at the Nürburgring. On September 1, German racing driver Lance Arnold drove a 2017 Dodge Viper ACR, an uber-rare Viper GTS-R...

  • Crashed Rimac Concept_One driven by Richard Hammond - Image via ‘The Grand Tour’
    Swiss hill climb organizers fined after Hammond Concept_One crash

    Richard Hammond had a rather big off recently. While shooting footage for the upcoming season of the "The Grand Tour," the presenter lost control of the Rimac Concept_One he was driving and plunged down a hill, clipped a house, and had the car burst into flames. He escaped with some serious knee...

  • Richard Hammond and Mate Rimac
    Richard Hammond and Rimac boss discuss Concept_One crash

    “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond was involved in a major accident on June 10 while taking part in a Swiss hill climb. He was driving the 1,206-horsepower Rimac Concept_One, and when approaching a sharp bend appeared to have lost control of the electric supercar which then skidded...

  • Richard Hammond with the Rimac Concept_One prior to his crash on June 10, 2017
    Rimac provides more details on Richard Hammond’s crash

    “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond was involved in a major accident on June 10 while taking part in a Swiss hill climb. He was driving the 1,206-horsepower Rimac Concept_One, and when approaching a sharp bend appeared to have lost control of the electric supercar which then skidded...

  • Richard Hammond in hospital following his crash in a Rimac Concept_One
    Richard Hammond posts video following major crash in Rimac Concept_One

    Following his major accident on Saturday behind the wheel of a Rimac Concept_One, “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond posted a video message for fans. The video was filmed a day after the accident which saw him slide down an embankment during the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland, in...

  • Crashed Rimac Concept_One driven by Richard Hammond - Image via ‘The Grand Tour’

    “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond managed to walk away without serious injury after a violent crash on Saturday. The former “Top Gear” host was filming a segment for the second season of his new show, which involved him driving the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar up the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland. Video footage shows the Concept_One he was piloting approaching a bend and then skid. The car then slides off a steep embankment at the next corner. It eventually landed on its roof, at which point Hammond was able to climb out on his own. Luckily he didn't...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS that was involved in a crash on May 11, 2017
    Koenigsegg to keep crashed Agera RS as demo model, build new car for customer

    Koenigsegg has confirmed that the Agera RS involved in a crash during testing on May 11 will be repaired and retained by the company as a demonstration model, thus alleviating any concerns it might be sold to an unsuspecting customer as new. Although the exterior was banged up a bit, Koenigsegg...

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS crashed during testing - Image via Expressen
    Koenigsegg Agera RS commissioned by US buyer crashed during testing

    A Koenigsegg Agera RS ended up in a ditch on Thursday after its driver lost control in wet conditions. The accident happened on a test track in Trollhättan, Sweden and didn’t cause any injuries. The driver and a passenger were assessed at a local hospital and released shortly after. A...

  • Corvette Dragster crash
    Watch a 4,000-hp Corvette dragster try to fly

    Four thousand horsepower is quite a lot to manage even for the most serious drivers on the planet. And every time a drag racer climbs into the cockpit, he or she knows there's a risk at hand. The circumstances were no different with this Chevrolet C7 Corvette dragster, which encountered a nasty...

  • Crash during 2017 Goodwood Members’ Meeting
    Watch a Ford GT40 collide with a Can-Am McLaren at Goodwood

    The various events held on the grounds surrounding Goodwood House in the United Kingdom are some of the greatest motorsport outings around, simply because it’s often a chance to see racing machines of yesteryear find their way back to where they belong: the race track. But, drivers risk these...

  • Self-driving Uber prototype involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona
    Self-driving Uber tests on hold after Arizona crash

    One of Uber’s self-driving prototypes ended up on its side after a high-speed crash in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday. Fresco News has a Twitter post showing the crash site and reports that there were no injuries. While local police have confirmed that Uber’s prototype was not responsible...

  • Pagani Huayra ‘Pearl’

    Last year Pagani unveiled a Huayra coupe whose owner had requested a number of bespoke elements including a roof-mounted scoop and split rear wing. The car was nicknamed the Pearl, and it was delivered to its lucky owner last May. Unfortunately, within months of being delivered the car was involved in a crash on the streets of Paris. Photos of the wreckage showed that the damage was severe, though fortunately not so severe that the car couldn’t be restored. Pagani has since completed the restoration work and presented a video showing the car back on the road. Horacio Pagani himself is...

  • SpeedVegas
    Driver, instructor die in crash at Las Vegas performance driving experience

    A driver and an instructor died Sunday afternoon in a Lamborghini at the SpeedVegas performance driving experience. According to a report on LasVegasNow.com, the driver, in his 30s, lost control and hit a wall. The car erupted into flames and both the driver and the instructor, a man only described...

  • Lamborghini Murciélago destroyed by Taiwanese authorities
    Watch as Taiwanese authorities destroy Lamborghini Murciélago

    There’s nothing like government to take something beautiful and ruin it. A prime example is the destruction of a hapless Lamborghini Murciélago by Taiwanese authorities because the owner flouted the law when importing it. As Focus Taiwan reports, the owner was stopped in 2013 during a...

  • Lamborghini Aventador SV crashes in London
    Lamborghini Aventador SV smashed up in London

    A Lamborghini Aventador is a rare machine. Even more rare is the hardcore SV version of Lamborghini's biggest bull. Out back you'll find a 6.5-liter V-12 engine that produces nearly 750 horsepower. It can also dash from a stop up to 60 mph in around 2.8 seconds. One thing it can't do? Make sure...

  • Crash during 2016 Formula One World Championship
    Relive every crash and incident from the 2016 F1 season

    We’ve got the perfect time waster for your Tuesday. It’s a compilation of all the crashes and incidents from the 2016 Formula One World Championship. The season concluded on November 27 in Abu Dhabi, with Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg securing the crown, and while it was Mercedes...

  • 2017 BMW X6
    More than 100 BMWs damaged in SC train derailment

    About 120 BMWs were damaged on Sunday when a train they were being transported on derailed near Blair, South Carolina. Fortunately there were no injuries to staff onboard the train. The same can’t be said for many of the vehicles, which included X3, X4, X5 and X6 SUVs, many of which are...

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