Weird Car Accidents
Man crashes into CEO’s yard
About the accident: Police allege that a man drove a stolen SUV into Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman’s yard near Chicago on Dec. 20, 2011.
Tow truck crashes into pool
About the accident: Tow truck driver Nicholas Sparks wasn’t following Oprah’s No Phone Zone campaign, that’s for sure. He hit a car, crashed through a fence and sideswiped a house before ending up in a swimming pool in July 2009, in Lockport, N.Y.
Truck crashes into Ashley Furniture
About the accident: A big rig crashed into Cal Fire and Caltrans vehicles before careening off I-15 near Victorville, Calif., and into an Ashley Furniture store on Nov. 8, 2011. Three inmates, from an inmate freeway work crew, suffered minor injuries.
Police officer crashes into utility pole
About the accident:Miami police officer J. Brutus drove his car off the road and hit a telephone wire, causing him to drive straight up the telephone pole. Officer Brutus wasn’t injured, although Miami Fire-Rescue workers had to free him from his car. Does this make anyone else want to watch “Police Academy?”
Car crashes into DMV
About the accident: 77-year-old Annie Gore crashed into the Division of Motor Vehicles in Fayetteville, N.C., on Nov. 16, 2011. She was just pulling in after finishing her driving test. Although no one was seriously injured, a sizeable amount of damage was caused
Driver crashes into Georgia restaurant
About the accident: A woman crashed into Tin Lizzy’s Cantina restaurant in Atlanta, Ga., in October 2011, rupturing a gas line and causing local business to be evacuated. She fled the scene but later turned herself in.
Car crashes through parking garage
About the accident: Scared of heights? Be glad you weren’t the 67-year-old who crashed his Mercedes loaner car through the outside wall of a parking garage in Tulsa, Okla., in April 2010. Find out what level he was on.
Truck spills marijuana
About the accident: A truck carrying bags of marijuana crashed on Aug. 31, 2011, in San Jose, Calif., much to the delight of some pedestrians and motorists. They scooped up the bags and legged it, as did the driver. Police found this weapon when they searched the truck.
Truck spills liquid fertilizer
About the accident: A truck crashed, spilling a huge amount of liquid fertilizer onto I-5 in Tualatin, Ore., in October 2011. Luckily, no one was hurt in the crash.
Truck spills chickens
About the accident: Why did the chicken cross the road? You can ask the live chickens that were freed when a flatbed truck crashed in Vacaville, Calif., on Oct. 20, 2011.
D.C. cop crashes into “Bumblebee”
About the accident: A police car crashed into “Bumblebee,” the yellow Chevy Camaro featured in the “Transformers” movies, during filming of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” in October 2010.
Car crashes into condominium pool
About the accident: An elderly man crashed his Cadillac through a concrete block wall and wound up in a swimming pool at a condominium complex in Fort Lee, N.J.
Truck spills bees on Idaho highway
About the accident: Clean-up crews had to buzz over to Island Park, Idaho to deal with an enormous amount of bees and honey. The driver was delivering the bees from California to North Dakota when his truck overturned.