Traffic accidents remain a leading cause of death in the United States for children and adults aged 1 – 54. With their expensive cars and personal drivers, even famous people fall victims to car crashes.
One of the most well-known celebrities who died from a terrible road incident was James Dean in his Porsche 550 Spyder. On September 30, 1955, he died when his car crashed into another on U.S. Route 466 (now Route 46).
Dean was en route to compete in the Salinas Road Races event. The list doesn’t stop there; it includes big names like Diana – The Princess of Wales, Jayne Mansfield, Grace Kelly, and Paul Walker.
Both James Dean and Paul Walker were movie stars and car lovers. Walker died in a terrible car crash on November 30, 2013.
Further investigation into the incident revealed that he was still alive immediately after the incident and then burned to death.
The study concluded that the car was traveling at around 130km/h – 150km/h through a 72km/h speed zone on Hercules Street in the neighborhood of Valencia in Santa Clarita, California.
10 /10 Reach Out Worldwide
On the morning of Saturday, November 30, 2013, Paul Walker was busy and happy attending an event held for Reach Out Worldwide, a network of first-responders he created in 2010.
More than 300 people showed up; most were still grappling with the chaos brought about by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Attendees said Walker seemed overwhelmed at the response and talked with employees and fans. The venue for the event was the warehouse of Always Evolving, an exotic car business in which Walker had a considerable stake.
9 /10 Just Under 200
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in May 2013, Walker said the fastest he had ever driven was 197.
The Fast & Furious star further explained how he pushed the right car with a lot of power, but unfortunately, the aerodynamics just wasn’t good enough to break the 200 mark.
When asked whether his dream car was vintage, Walker preferred modern technology because speed and precision were most important to him. In his words, old-school cars lumber. He said, “I’m more of a performance guy.”