Automobile accidents are disastrous especially when they can turn a leisure drive into the darkest nightmare of life. Even the most famous celebrities have also met the horrible car crashes and lost their life. Like any other common fan, we all have been idolizing popular celebrities either a TV star or a hollywood actor.
Whosoever, they have inspired us to grow in one way or another. Hearing of their death may really hurt a true supporter. Moreover, celebrities those died in car accidents are the ones taken suddenly without any warning. This is what makes car accidents difficult to deal with.
Several famous men have also been in terrible car accidents. Who is the most famous person killed in car accident? Well you will know that in the post below.
Through NEXT, we aim to provide you every bit of information on how to avoid such events. So, today we will be sharing the most popular car accidents that took away our favorite celebrities forever.
#10 Nicholas Bett – (27 January 1990 – 8 August 2018)
Kenya’s tracking star, Nicholas won Gold in the 2015 World Athletics Championship in the 400m hurdles and never looked back then. We have to sadly share that he was also one of those car crash victims who left us forever. The 29-year old star was driving in Nandi County, Kenya between Eldoret and Kapsabat when his car hit bump in the road and smashed. He was one of the most famous celebrity who died in a car accident in Kenya.
#9 Kaberere (Died on 6 April 2014)
This gospel singer died due to electrocuted at his car wash located near Lower Kabete while cleaning his car. The actor took his last breath on April 6th,2014 at Nairobi. A fault with the car washing machine was detected that led to the demise of this vibrant singer and famous celebrity.
#8 Nana Gichuru (14 December 1986 – 22 September 2015)
Nana Gichuru is a popular Kenyan TV host who passed away on September 22, 2015 in a horrible car accident. Her unfortunate demise shattered everyone close to her. She was travelling in her BMW convertible on Eastern Bypass, Utawala, when her car rammed into a truck. As a result, her car was totaled and she died at the spot leaving behind infinite memories for her fans and lovers.
#7 Paul Walker(September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013)
Known for his role as “Brian” in the world popular Movie series “Fast and Furious”, Paul Walker died in a terrifying auto accident. While he was in middle of the 7th series of Fast & Furious, the actor involved in this dangerous accident. For an unknown reason, his financial advisor and friend Roger Rodas lost control over the vehicle and the car veered off a tree and burst into flames. His car was found split almost in half with major traffic collision damage all around. Who knew the star of race driving will die like this?
#6 Ryan Dunn (June 11, 1977 – June 20, 2011)
Who is unknown to Ryan Dunn? The man known for his wild stunts and one of the popular television celebrities from the show “Jackass”. Ryan became the victim of alcohol due to which unfortunately he lost his life. The blood alcohol level in Dunns body was found double the legal limit. Under the influence of alcohol, he was driving at the speed of 132-140 mph while his car Porsche 911 hit into a tree in Pennsylvania and this star went away from all of us in no time.
#5 Dale Earnhardt(April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001)
Dale Earnhardt was a professional American Auto Race Driver, popularly known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR. He is renown as one of the significant drivers who enjoyed unimaginable success period from 70s to 90s. Earnhardt died of basilar skull fracture in a last-lap crash at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2001.
#4 Akhumzi Jezile (15 January, 1989 – 28 April, 2018)
Jezile was a former presenter of YO.TV and a great South African actor. The actor was travelling with four friends when the car involved in a head-on collision outside Queenstown and all the people died in the crash. It was a horrible car accident that took place on April 28th. Akhumzi was also a radio presenter for Umhlobo Wenene for SABC. He was earlier a brand ambassador for the Protex Give Me 5 Campaign. South Africa lost his brilliant star this year.
#3 Princess Diana(1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997)
Diana is world recognized as the Princess of Wales and member of the British royal family. The sudden and unexpected death of the princess shocked everyone. She was died in a car accident in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris while being chased by photographers. In this accident, her companion Dodi Al Fayed, aged 42, was also killed in the car crash. She was the biggest talk in the town and her funeral by British audience at a the highest peak 32.10 million, which was one of the United Kingdom’s highest viewing figures ever.
#2 James Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)
This America actor perished due to a car accident in Cholame, California on September 30, 1955. Though he was already given a traffic ticket a few hours before the crash, the actor still kept over speeding which lead to a frightful mishap. The car hit another car and this 24 year old actor died on the spot. James Dean purchased his Silver Porsche 550 Spyder on September 21 and died driving the same car on September 30.
#1 Grace Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982)
Grace Kelly was a popular American actress in the 50s. He, later on, became the Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. At the time of accident, she was driving her 1971 Rover P6 3500 to the Palace of Monaco, with her daughter Stephanie.
While driving, she had a stroke and lost control over her car who somersaulted over a cliff. Unfortunately, she died in the accident and her daughter survived with severe injuries.
Like these dreadful celebrity car accidents millions of people all around the world have lost lives in 2017 & 2018 and number is growing as you read this. The choice is yours. If you don’t want to die in a fatal car crash, insure your car with NEXT! It is a wise decision to spend money now than to regret tomorrow for any loss of life or money.
Since accidents happen everyday due to circumstances like natural calamities, road conditions or reckless driving and you can claim only if you have insured your vehicle. Don’t delay anymore and request a car insurance kenya quote from NEXT today! Keep reading our blogs for important tips how to drive safely.
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