Most Famous Road Accident Deaths
The Top Ten
Camus died at the age of 46, in a car accident. In his coat pocket was an unused train ticket. He had planned to travel by train with his wife and children, but at the last minute he accepted his publisher's proposal to travel with him. Michael Gallimard, who was Camus's publisher and close friend, also died in the accident.
Year of death:1960
While on tour in the United Kingdom, 21-year-old Cochran died as a result of a traffic accident in a taxi. The speeding taxi blew a tire, lost control, and crashed into a lamp post. Cochran, who was seated in the centre of the back seat, threw himself over his fiancée Sharon Sheeley, to shield her, and was thrown out of the car when the door flew open. He was taken to the hospital where he died the following day of severe head injuries. (Year of death:1960)
The driver was his girlfriend Gloria Jones. Bolan was killed instantly, while Jones suffered a broken arm and broken jaw and spent time in hospital; she did not learn of Bolan's death until the day of his funeral. He was only 29 years old.
Year of death:1977
The author of Gone With the Wind was struck by a speeding taxi, run by a drunken driver. She was crossing the road with her husband going to watch Canterbury Tales, a film at a nearby movie theater, on the evening of August 11, 1949. She died at the hospital five days later without fully regaining consciousness. She was 48 years old.
En route to New Orleans, the car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed down because of a truck spraying mosquito fogger. The automobile struck the rear of the semi tractor and underrode it, killing its front seat occupants Mansfield, her boyfriend Sam Brody and her driver instantly. Her three children who were in the rear, survived with minor injuries.
Pakula died on November 19, 1998 in a freak car accident on the Long Island Expressway in Melville, New York. He was 70 years old. A driver in front of him struck a metal pipe, which went through Pakula's windshield, struck him in the head, and caused him to swerve off the road and into a fence. He was killed instantly.
Of course you must remember Falco and his international hits "Rock Me Amadeus", "Der Kommissar", "Vienna Calling".
He died of severe injuries received on 6 February 1998, when his car collided with a bus. It was later determined that the bus driver was speeding, for which the driver served three years in prison. At the time of Falco's death, he was planning a comeback. He was 40 years old when he died.
Aly Khan sustained massive head injuries in an automobile accident when the car he was driving collided with another vehicle while he and his pregnant fiancée, Bettina, were heading to a party. He died shortly afterward at the hospital. Bettina survived with a minor injury to her forehead, though the shock of the accident would result in a miscarriage. The prince's chauffeur, who was in the back seat, also survived, as did the driver of the oncoming car. Do you remember that Aly Khan was one upon a time the third husband of Rita Hayworth? (Year of death:1960)
The most famous porn star of all time was involved in a bad car accident on April 3 2002 that left her with massive trauma and internal injuries and left her on life support. She was taken off life support by her family on April 22, 2002 and died shortly after. Her ex-husband Larry Marchiano and two adult children were at the hospital when she died. She was 53 years old.
The guitarist of Byrds died in 1973 after being struck by a drunken driver while while he and his brother Roland were loading equipment into their car following a spur-of-the-moment reunion gig of the Kentucky Colonels. Roland suffered a dislocated shoulder, but Clarence died in the accident. He was only 29 years old
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