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10 Freak Car Accidents

Published by Jared Stenzel in Offbeat
December 29th, 2007

A car accident can be one of the most horrifying experiences in a person’s life. They are sometimes inevitable and the moments before they happen with the feeling of helplessness can be very terrifying. However some of these accidents are just a one in a million freak accident, or not to sound like a jerk but staged accidents. Here are ten of the weirdest car accidents you will ever see.

  1. A giant Nike soccer ball has fallen on top of a car. How weird is that? The ball was obviously a prop on top of this store because how else would a ball get on a car. It may have rolled off the roof of “Nooddi” onto the car. Imagine coming out of a store after shopping to have a giant soccer ball with a diameter of about ten feet smashed into the top of your car.

  2. How does a car appear to be coming inward on a guard rail from the outside of it? This must have been one amazing car jump. The fact that the guard rail is bent with the car leads me to believe it is truly not staged, but the angle the car is positioned leaves me wondering how in the world it got like that. I’ll bet the driver is thankful it didn’t topple over the guardrail completely. Now I know why the government spends our taxes on guardrails.

  3. What did this car even crash into? I have a feeling this is the back of a semi truck as it appears to be the top part, and scattered around would be the metal product he was transferring. It is a little odd that the car seems mostly undamaged except for a slightly bent hood. This makes me wonder how the silver material was spread so drastically unless it was from the result of the cabin falling of the trailer. Staged or freak accident?

  4. Seeing a car crashed in a garage or house is one thing, but for it to be crashed on top of another car. This is just completely amazing. Honestly how could you even drive a truck on top of this car inside a garage without being highly intoxicated or staging it? I see no way for this to be a natural crash, you decide.

  5. Ouch, the car splits in half when hitting a metal railroad crossing pole. It’s truly a sad accident that appears as though it could have been deadly. Unless it was a purposeful accident I’m undecided upon how you could achieve this. The speed had to have exceeded sixty miles per hour meaning this was on a highway or a similar road of higher speeds without a guardrail. The only thing is, if you examine the picture it appears as though it is crashing inward. The front and back of the car are pointed at what we would assume to have been the road. A car that breaks in half doesn’t break and have the ends pointing the way in come from. Imagine a cracker with the two sides when you snap it the sides go away from where the force that broke it was. The break goes away from you the ends come towards you. The way the car is lined up has it the force and sides coming towards us.

  6. How does that work? A cars wheel gets caught in not one but three telephone wires. The wires are about three feet apart so the car had to have been launched to the highest one and fallen straight down catching all three. Your power goes out; you call the power company, “What happened to our power?” They reply, “A car is hanging vertically off of three wires causing the power outage.”

  7. This was on the channel nine news, which leads me to believe that this actually did happen. As to how I am unsure. There is a car parked next to these from the direction the car came and it is undamaged. The car had to have come from that direction at a high speed to achieve the height to get leverage on the truck to tip it. I don’t know about you but if I saw this no matter how full the lot I’m not parking there.

  8. Lady those white things you can see behind you, you park behind those. A small amount of damage is done to the front of the car appearing as though she hit the stopper before going over. No real damage is done to the car so this could easily have been prepared; I mean there is a small risk for actual damage. This doesn’t look like a true accident but nonetheless it is a one in a million.

  9. So car one stops and car three rams car two into it leading it to go upright. Obvious damage to the bumper of car two so that much is clear. As to how the car stayed like this long enough for the fireman and cameras to arrive I do not know. I would really hate to have been stuck upright like this. Scary getting out because if you move too much it might fall and crush you!

  10. Well my best guess is, the semi decided to backup. The front of the red car is at least partially under the trucks wheels. A cars wheel go forward on top, backwards on bottom which would have prevented the car from getting under the wheels if it were going forward. Nevertheless it would be a very scary situation, and I hope that it is staged because the entire front of the car is crush.

All the views written about these articles are simply to evaluate how I think they happened. It may seem insensitive to assume some of these are staged, but personally I truly believe some of these would be next to impossible to achieve unless we are missing something in the picture. My best of wishes to the drivers involved in these, and any other car accident for that matter because the feeling of having no control of a fast moving car is about the worst feeling you can get.

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  1. Dee Huff
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    Amazing, aren’t they. You wonder how on earth the cars manage to get where they end up. I’ve seen a couple of really strange car accidents in my time, one where a car bounced over a fence and into the only empty parking space in a car park and another where it flew up into a house.

  2. Dee Huff
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    I should add that no-one was injured in either of the accidents I mentioned before.

  3. IcyCucky
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    Very strange accidents indeed.

  4. Nick Kenney
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    The car draped around the railroad crossing sign is in Missouri on I-55. I’ve passed it many times… it serves as a warning to motorists not to play with trains and railroad tracks…
    The corvette buried under the truck trailer happened because the truck stopped and the corvette didn’t. I’ve been a professional truck driver for 22 years and have seen it all too many times.
    That’s why you NEVER EVER want to tailgate a semi, folks…your car will go right up under the trailer decapitating you and all occupants.
    That happened to one of my cousins when he and his buddies were 18 and drunk. They were all decapitated. Terry was married and the father of two. His unborn child never knew him.
    Great article, Jared!

  5. simosuomesta
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    the 1st one is a nike commerical at the time when they were promoting the soccer world cup

  6. Alexa Gates
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    those are really intersting ;)

  7. Jared Stenzel
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    That would make sense. I was wondering how a nike ball would land on a car.

    Thanks for clearing up what happened with the semi. I’ve learned to not follow behind them, rather switch lanes, and get up ahead of them as to not be next to them either. Did the mashed car get hit by a train too?

  8. Judy Sheldon-Walker
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Awesome pictures and narration. Thank you. We should learn to drive defensively, if we haven’t already.

  9. M.C. Johnson
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Totally Insane. Nice article!

  10. Know-it-all
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    the first image with the nike soccer ball on the car is a STAGED event, not a crash. It was a part of a commercial for Nike. The giant ball is actually fairly light-weight, it is NOT a giant marble, after all it has been on the roof, remember.
    So its a “fake” to get attention, and it obviusly works.
    The location is said to be outside nooddi in siam square, bangkok.

  11. Jared Stenzel
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    We’ve arrived at this conclusion already, however the additional information was appreciated. I didn’t know for sure it was a staged event, as I had no knowledge of this. However is does catch attention.

  12. Jessica
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    tornadoes can do that too. I can see a tornado doing that to a few of those!

  13. U. McHenry
    Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Comments on a few of these:

    2. The tilt of the camera makes this look more far-fetched than it is. The car is probably front-wheel drive and quite nose-heavy without a load in the trunk. Note also that the car is significantly pointed toward the camera, so more of it is supported than at first appears.

    3. That’s a 48- or 53-foot box trailer that used to be coupled to a semi-tractor.

    4. Poor, poor Ferrari. :-(

    6. This happened in/near Houston (as one can tell by the Metro sign). A Ford Contour left the roadway, ran up a guy wire for a utility pole, and managed to get hung up on the telephone wires.

    10. The Corvette (red car) collided with the rear of the semi at high speed while the latter was stopped on the shoulder of an interstate. If the semi simply backed up into the stopped Corvette, there may be some soiled shorts, but the ‘Vette would NOT underride the trailer to this extent.

  14. Francie
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 12:47 am

    Wow, great article, amazing pictures! This was quite the article :)
    Thanks!

  15. Lucy Lockett
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 2:48 am

    Great pictures, I’m glad it was not me!

  16. Darlene McFarlane
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 9:09 am

    An interesting article, Jared, you have everyone thinking. Readers will always have their opinions and they too are interesting.

    Good work.

  17. Anne Lyken-Garner
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 11:24 am

    This is a well done article Jared, I think it’s going to be sent around to everyone and their friends. It’s the kind of thing that people like to talk about.

    Good stuff.

  18. Ruby Hawk
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Wow, I’m glad I wasn’t around to wittness any of these accidents.

  19. Amy
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    i bore witness to a strange accident myself. it was during a motorcycle riding course at a local harley-davidson dealer. the setup of the lot goes like this: the dealership is at the end of a short stretch of road. the drive to get into the dealership is the last left. the drive itself is maybe 500 feet from the road to the parking lot. the 500 feet is because of a pond that is on the right hand side of the drive and to the left is where they have the road course set up behind a chain link fence to block it from being part of the parking lot. and on a busy spring day people park to the right side of the drive when the parking lot if full. (sorry i cant draw a map, hope you kept up)

    ok so we were on the road course learning swerving with a quick stop at the end (basically accident evading which makes this ironic as well). this girl who wasnt doing the greatest so far was up next she took off, made her swerve, but didn’t stop. no, in fact, she was able to manage to drive up the chain link fence like a ramp she somehow made the hop from the fence without falling (which by that time was maybe only 2-3 feet above the ground) across the drive, between 2 parked cars without hitting them and straight into the pond! needless to say ALL of us, including the riding instructors were like WTF!? and no, thankfully she didnt get her riders endorsement, in fact when it was determined that she was ok, she was excused from the class.

    personally, it was one of the finest shows of riding ability outside of any stunt show ive seen.

  20. Geordie Janner
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    A great article! Many thanks for posting it.
    GJ

  21. Nelson Doyle
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Very cool, but it is sad to think that accidents where people got killed is cool. I do like to see weird and interesting articles like this one delivers.

  22. louie jerome
    Posted December 31, 2007 at 3:14 am

    Great article. You will always get criticism and sometimes nasty comments from some people. Don’t let that bother you, just switch SPAM on and forget them.

  23. Sugden
    Posted December 31, 2007 at 11:56 am

    wow these are just amazing.
    this is a great article.
    i liked it.

  24. Bill M. Tracer
    Posted January 1, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Great article, Jared. The first image is my favorite, even though it probably was staged like Know-it-all says.

  25. MGM
    Posted January 3, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    The accident with the vette was real. The owner of the car lived in Irvington, NY. The saftey bar that would prevent a car from going under the trailer was missing. I’ve seen better pics of the accident and there is blood on the back of the trailer.

  26. fuzzy
    Posted January 5, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    I can see the brace for the DOT bar on the trailer

    the Ferrari and the f150 is after a storm

  27. cinemafancanada
    Posted January 6, 2008 at 1:01 am

    I like the article, but leave it to someone who doesn’t know…to think that something is staged or not. I have been a professional driver for 9 years, and I have seen my share of accidents.

    The first one could be staged. But as for the rest, almost every situation under the sun could have created these pictures. Most are man made (driver error) but some are definitely weather related.

  28. itsjustme
    Posted January 8, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Something very similar to #10 happened to a friend of mine about 30 years ago. He was driving a small sports car and went right under a transport truck. He sustained a severe head injury and is slightly brain damaged. Wet pavement, the truck stopping too fast and him tailgating were the reasons. He was one of the lucky ones.

  29. oa2ob
    Posted January 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    the last picture was real. the driver fell asleep and the corvette crashed into the rear of the semi and the driver died instantly. it is actually kinda sad

  30. Snake
    Posted January 17, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Author says that these accidents are staged,i would disagree,i am a transporter and i have seen vehicles ending up in strange places on roads.One woman even drove into my own garage.

  31. Koyin
    Posted January 17, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Funny, and Interesting, Well written Jared.

    Koyin

  32. jobo
    Posted January 18, 2008 at 8:33 am

    #7 Is real. I saw the accident on my way to work. It took place right off the I71 Reading Road exit in Cincinnati, OH. In fact I have a picture I snapped from my car of the accident.

  33. Aussie
    Posted January 18, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Sheesh, all you have to do is go to the website shown in pic #1 to find out the background of each image.

  34. Headless
    Posted January 19, 2008 at 12:27 am

    I’ve seen the photo of the semi/vette before. In better photos you can see the drivers arm and hand hanging down.

  35. Sunny
    Posted January 19, 2008 at 6:27 am

    I thinks some of them are photoshoped …. not all but some.
    Especially the huge nike ball.

  36. Damion
    Posted January 22, 2008 at 1:21 am

    In pic 4, does no one notice that truck isn’t just parked on a car, but a Ferrari. You could by 8 of those trucks brand new for the price of that mistake.

  37. daris
    Posted January 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Brilliant!

  38. CJ
    Posted January 24, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Intresting and Cool

  39. Steven West
    Posted January 25, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Some of those sure looked stage. It still boggles the mind to see how some of those cars ended up the way that they did. Great article.

  40. Love Bird
    Posted January 26, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    I like this a little bit better than your keyboard article. I like number 5 the best. That is crazy.

  41. CHAN LEE PENG
    Posted January 27, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    This article is brilliantly written. Good job, Jared!

  42. Tracy C.
    Posted March 22, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Unfortunately, something a lot like car #10 happened up where I live…a smaller car got sucked under the semi…crazy stuff…O.O

    This was a strange but fun article to read…^^

  43. miles
    Posted April 27, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    and how did that happen

  44. Autumn
    Posted June 10, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Wow, thanks for the pictures, I will take this as a warning, seeing as Iwill (hopefully) be driving next year! :)

  45. Jared
    Posted June 12, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    The car with the nike ball on top of it is now my cell phone’s wallpaper

  46. secret warlord
    Posted June 29, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    OMG,those are some weird car crashes espesually #10 yikes but then there so totally awsome am i right i luv to see them there actually my life

  47. chelsey smith
    Posted November 4, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    this is unbelievable, i can’t belive my eyes. i hope i’m never in some accident like this, becouse i would be scarred out my life.

  48. sandra
    Posted December 1, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    man thats cool and funny at the same time that is some frecky driving

  49. rebecca
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    My son Bret was killed in an accident oct28,2007.On a 4 lane highway friend was speeding 110 an lost control and out of no where a truck broken down on lonely highway in middle of night he hits of all things.4 people in car hes the only ones who was injured and passed.they were at a block party where there were christians handing out papers said (if you die tonite would you go to heaven?)bret did not take a paper!the people behind the wreck were you guessed it the christians.they got in the car with Bret and prayed until he passed.Bret was the only one sober!

  50. emily ponce
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    i never want to die in a car accident

  51. Tiana
    Posted February 21, 2009 at 9:53 am

    wow that was horrifying. srry if i spelled it wrong

  52. bob
    Posted March 16, 2009 at 11:39 am

    wow

  53. sexy mexy
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    does any one know where i can buy any car parts for a corvette

  54. ryan lanham
    Posted August 7, 2009 at 9:22 am

    God is helping us if people want answers for freak accidents i can tell you if its your time to go or not email me at qtipracer@yahoo.com

  55. joel
    Posted March 14, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    #4 the truck did not drive on the car. Somebody put er in first instead of reverse and dumped the clutch. drove it straight under the pick up. the car has no damage on the back and the bumper and rear quarter of the truck are damaged. costly whoops!!!

  56. Posted October 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I’m an engineer. Let me comment on the physics. For the truck on top of a car, you can see the garage door panels underneath the truck wheels. The garage door probably helped ease the truck on top of the car. The truck crashed through the garage door, and the door as it fell became a sort of ramp. Remember, at the speed of the truck, the garage door didn’t have to support the truck’s full weight. For the car wrapped around the pole, the car was likely spinning. Even if it wasn’t, if it hit the pole with its center of gravity even slightly to the left or right of the pole, then the car’s speed would cause it to spin when it hit the pole. (Try throwing a horizontal stick at a tree. Whatever side hits the tree first, it causes the stick to start rotating in the opposite direction.)

  57. Jonny D
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Please change the caption about the semi! (It makes no sense!!!) lol
    The car is obviously NOT under the wheels, but rather beside it.

  58. Posted June 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I feel bad for that Ferrari car owner. These photos are crazy and I’m unsure if these are 100% real (with the way people are playing with photoshop these days). They’re definitely shocking to look at and hope no one was hurt in these crashes!

  59. Posted May 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Number 10…

    Friday, July 29, 2005
    FRANKLIN LAKES – A Westchester County man died Thursday afternoon in a crash on Route 287.

    Joseph Gianelli, 58 of Irvington, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene after his Chevrolet Corvette struck the rear of a tractor-trailer at about 1 p.m., near milepost 65, state police said.

    The truck, operated by Clouis Oquinn Jr., 52, of Virginia, was parked on a northbound shoulder when the Corvette plowed into it. Oquinn was not injured, officials said.

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