Crashes

  • Crashed 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray hasn't been off the delivery truck for very long, but the carnage is already beginning. What may have been the first customer Corvette Stingray crash showed up just last week, and now another Stingray has bit the dust. This grisly image comes from Corvette Forum, although the poster was not aware of the circumstances of the crash, or whether the occupant(s) made it out unscathed. Judging by the imploded windshield and other topside damage, it appears this Corvette was on its roof at one point. Either that, or the owner tried to reenact a scene from The...

  • Mercedes-Benz comes into contact with two trains
    Mercedes Hit By Two Trains, Female Driver Escapes With Only A Broken Arm: Video

    A woman from Utah is lucky to be alive after the Mercedes-Benz she was driving was struck by not one but two trains. Amazingly, the 29-year-old was able to walk away from the wreckage with only a broken arm. The video below, sourced from Liveleak, initially shows the Mercedes after it was struck by...

  • Sean Edwards
    Porsche Racing Driver Sean Edwards Killed In Crash In Australia

    British racing driver Sean Edwards, son of 1970s Formula One driver Guy Edwards, died earlier today in an accident that took place during a driver training course on a race track near the Australian city of Brisbane. Edwards, 26, was in the passenger seat of a Type 996 Porsche 911 when its...

  • First customer 2014 Corvette Stingray crashed?
    Is This The First Customer-Owned 2014 Corvette Stingray Crash?

    The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray has been making waves everywhere it goes--and occasionally hitting Very Hard Objects. It even managed to get into a tangle or two during development. But this looks like it might be the first known customer crash. While details are non-existent on the Reddit posting...

  • Dario Franchitti IndyCar wreck
    Dario Franchitti Catches Air And Crashes Hard In Houston: Video

    If you're going to race, there's a high probability that you're also going to crash at some point in your career. It's a part of racing. That part of racing was on display over the weekend at the Houston Grand Prix Indy Car race, when Dario Franchitti and Takuma Sato got tangled up coming around a...

  • Manchester man who attempted a Grand Theft Auto-style triple murder convicted
    Grand Theft Auto-Style Triple Murder Attempt Gets Man Convicted: Video

    [WARNING: The video above contains graphic scenes of the vehicular attack on pedestrians. Watch at your own risk.] Video games get a lot of grief for promoting violence, and criminals often use them as excuses. Whether you believe video games are the cause or not, you have to admit there are times...

  • Nate Burleson posts crash aftermath to Instagram

    NFL players crashing their vehicles is a relatively frequent occurrence. But NFL players following up their crashes with Instagram photos of the crashed vehicle--and the pizza they broke an arm trying to save--well, that doesn't happen every day. But it happened today. Nate Burleson, a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, crashed his SUV last month, breaking his arm in the process--because he was trying to save his pizza. Sadly, he failed, as the Instagram montage of the aftermath displays. Burleson's SUV--a GMC Yukon with Hybrid badges--also didn't survive, suffering a severely mangled front...

  • Russian Camaro driver gets it wrong in the rain, ends up on his side
    Hey, Russian Camaro Guy, You're Doing It Wrong

    There is the proper way to drive in the rain, and then there's what this Russian Camaro driver is doing. Though to be fair, he might be better served by the lessons learned at an off-road school like the Land Rover Experience, since the rain on this Russian street appears to be more like a series...

  • Range Rover surrounded by motorcyclists escapes by crashing through the crowd
    Motorcycles Mob Range Rover, Carnage Ensues: Video

    [WARNING: This video contains content that many will find disturbing. Watch at your own risk.] Riding a motorcycle on the street is dangerous--not so much because of the two-wheeled nature of the motorcycle itself, but because of the lack of protection and the inattention of "cagers"--people in...

  • 2014 BMW M3 Sedan crashed on the Nürburgring
    2014 BMW M3 Sedan Crashed On The Nürburgring: Photos

    Just yesterday, BMW released the first official technical details on the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. Today, we have photos of the first 2014 M3 crash, fresh from the Nürburgring. Our spies tell us the crash occurred during testing at the 'Ring today, at the Metzgesfeld area of the course...

  • Chris van der Drift loses steering and crashes his MP4-12C GT3 at Eau Rouge
    McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Loses Steering In Eau Rouge, Crashes: Video

    There's basically never a good time to lose steering in a race car when you're blasting at 10/10ths around a track. There's also basically no place worse to lose steering than in the high-speed Eau Rouge corner at Spa Francorchamps. Eau Rouge has claimed more than a few drivers' lives in the past...

  • Reckless driver bashes taxi out of the way
    Driver Bashes Way Past Taxi In Front Of Drunken Mob: Video

    There are times in life when we've all wanted to just stand on the throttle and smash our way through traffic, but few of us have been stupid or desperate enough to actually do it. This driver was apparently both. The YouTube posting describes the driver as a drunk woman, but gives no other...

  • Major pile-up on New Kingsferry Bridge in Kent, England

    More than a hundred cars (the most recent count is 120) were involved in a pile-up during morning rush hour yesterday on the New Kingsferry Bridge in Kent, England. Dense fog has been blamed for the pile-up which has left eight drivers seriously injured and nearly 200 others with minor injuries. According to the above news report from ITN, visibility was down to 20 yards (approximately 60 feet). At the front of the pile-up are a number of cars, a semi-trailer and a fully-loaded car transporter. Witnesses said many of the cars drove into the fog at speed and without their fog lights switched...

  • semi-truck jump
    Semi-Truck Driver Goes For Jump Record, Winds Up At A Yard Sale: Video

    Semi-trucks were made to haul a large number of items across long distances. They were not, however, made to be driven off of ramps. That doesn't matter to Scott Godfrey. His brother holds the record for longest jump in a semi-truck, and Scott wants to take that record and put his own name behind...

  • Giant Boulder almost crushes car during Taiwanese landslide
    Car Narrowly Misses Getting Crushed By Giant Boulder: Video

    The driver and passenger of this white Toyota sedan in Taiwan are lucky to be alive after a massive boulder that repelled down a roadside hill came within inches of crushing the car. The event occurred in the southern city of Tainan on Saturday. As the dashcam footage from a following vehicle...

  • Chevy Camaro ZL1 narrowly avoids disaster at the drag strip
    Quick Reactions Save Camaro ZL1 From Drag Strip Disaster

    And now for something (maybe not so) completely unexpected. First, how does a Camaro ZL1 on bias ply slicks lose it altogether midway down a drag strip? Our bet is a poor shift of some sort--either a 3-2 instead of a 3-4 or a really brutal upshift. So maybe that's not so inexplicable. But what...

  • Speeding truck in Russia crashes and then does a backflip
    Watch A Speeding Truck Crash And Then Backflip: Video

    It would be scary enough seeing a car flipping into the air in front of you, but imagine if it were a speeding truck. That’s exactly what some drivers in Russia witnessed recently, when a truck barreling down the road loses control, crashes into a ditch and then does a backflip. After viewing...

  • Karl-Heinz Kalbfell
    Former BMW Motorsport Boss Karl-Heinz Kalbfell Dies In Motorcycle Crash

    Auto industry veteran Karl-Heinz Kalbfell, aged 63, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday at Brands Hatch in the U.K. He was practicing for a classic motorcycle race when the tragic accident occurred. He allegedly came off his bike while exiting a corner and was struck by another rider. He...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    Crash tests are one thing, but actual real world crash data is quite different. That's why General Motors engineers are taking a close look at a recent accident involving a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The C7 'Vette was being driven by a GM employee when it was t-boned by a Lincoln Town Car. This is only the third real-world crash with the new Corvette, so the information gleaned from the accident can help engineers learn more about their latest high-performance machine. Earlier in the year, the very first C7 Corvette was in an accident in Arizona. It was a one-car incident that happened...

  • Tony Stewart with the Sprint Cup - NASCAR photo
    Tony Stewart Breaks Leg In Monday Night Crash

    Tony Stewart took to the Southern Iowa Speedway dirt track on Monday night to take part in a sprint car race. He wound up wrecking, and the crash was a rough one, as Stewart ended up breaking his right leg. Both the fibula and tibia... ouch. Because of the wreck, Stewart will have to sit out of the...

  • Andrea Antonelli - Image: Team Go Eleven
    Italian Rider Andrea Antonelli Dies In Supersport World Championship Crash

    A tragic accident in the eighth round of the 2013 Supersport World Championship yesterday claimed the life of Italian rider Andrea Antonelli of Team Go Eleven. Antonelli, just 25 years of age, crashed during the opening lap of the rain-soaked race, which took place at Moscow Raceway. It appears he...

  • Bill Warner
    Motorcycle Land Speed Record Holder Bill Warner Suffers Fatal Crash

    A tragic accident on Sunday saw motorcycle land speed record holder Bill Warner suffer a high speed crash that took his life. Warner, 44, was attempting to hit 300 mph on a modified Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle when he lost control and crashed at a speed exceeding 285 mph. The crash took place on a...

  • Mark Webber's right rear wheel comes loose, strikes cameraman during 2013 German Grand Prix
    Red Bull Fined €30,000 For Loose Wheel Injuring Cameraman At German GP: Video

    The Grand Prix of Germany this weekend was somewhat less eventful than recent races on the F1 calendar, but for one Formula One Management (FOM) cameraman, it was nearly fatal. An incident occurring during the first round of pit stops during Sunday's Grand Prix at the Nürburgring saw Red Bull...

  • Ferrari 458 smashed
    It's A Ferrari Smashtravaganza At Spa Francorchamps: Video

    Let's get this out of the way before we start here; seeing someone push their exotic sports car on a race track is a wonderful thing. Too often these highly capable machines are left all too shiny in someone's garage or pushed down the road to the country club and back. These cars were meant to be...

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