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Top 18 Biggest & Worst Car Accidents Ever Happened In History

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As long as there are cars, there is a person behind the steering wheel and there’s human error, accidents are prone to occur. Some car accidents may not be fatal but unfortunately, there are others that are so tragic and disastrous and they are registered as the worst car accidents ever.

For your surprises, it’s not the deadly diseases that account for the most numbers of unexpected deaths occur in the world. Instead, it’s the drunk and drive, reckless driving and over speed driving. Regardless of the level of awareness spread by the traffic police and social welfare communities, some people always seem to be in too much hurry to give an ear and finally, ends their life abruptly.

However, many times to no fault of the driver’s own, car crashes still occur sometimes due to the irresponsible driving of a fellow driver and sometimes the merciless nature at play.

So, not to disrespect the victims in any way but out of sheer curiosity and as a means to make you aware and cautious of what a disaster car accident look like, here’s the list of top 18 worst car accidents ever occurred around the world. It is a compilation of some of the biggest car crashes involved with sports racing, civilians and car accident pile ups. Check it out.

The Worst Car Accidents Ever In History

1.Audi A6 Snap Chat Killer Accident, Manchester

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This most recent (July 12, 2016)  worst car crash branded as the snapchat killer accident is the best example for a reckless driving. Addil Haroon, 19 years old ran his hired Audi A6 at a speed of 142 mph and he ended smashing into the car of Joseph Brown-Lartey, 25 (another Audi). As the force was heavy, it made the victim’s car split into two and it’s killed him instantly. The emergency services say that it’s the worst car accident they had ever seen.

The day before the accident, Haroon sent a picture of the speedometer on M62 at a freezing speed of 142 mph. He seemed to be proud for reaching Rochdale from Leeds in just a matter of 11 minutes. Though Haroon, the snapchat killer sentenced to 6  years for his dangerous driving, a man is still lost his life. Right now to increase the awareness of “Life claiming dangerous driving” among the youngsters and parents, a wreckage of Joseph’s car was put on a public display in London.You can read the detailed story here.

2.Mercedes Benz SLR 300 Accident, Le Mans

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In 1955, Pierre Levegh who was behind the wheels of his Mercedes Benz 300 SLR lost his life in a terrible racing tournament at Le Mans. It happened when he attempted to pass his slower peer Austin Healey and hit the rear end of the car, throwing his Mercedes into air and crashing into the trackside embankment.

The completely shattered and burning debris from the car went flying into the air, injuring over 100 shocked spectators and killing a massive 82. It was such a huge episode and this accident has rendered the car racing unlawful.

3.Multi-Car Pile-Up Accident, Germany

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It must be claimed as one of the biggest car accidents in history. It won’t be surprising to know that the catastrophic incident took place on German Autobahn where not only speeding is allowed but also very much encouraged. In the mid of 2009, a huge 259 number of cars collided into each other to form the biggest car crash due to the heavy rain in the region and of course the out of control speed of the motorcars. About 66 people were badly injured and the estimated cost to clean up the mess came up to a massive $2.5 million.

4.Ferrari Enzo, Italy

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This tragic incident occurred on a cool October afternoon of 2005 in Milan, Italy is another example of rash driving crashes. The Enzo, driven by a 41 year old man was racing at a speed of 160 MPH, which caused the driver to lose control of the car and whirling off into a massive collision. The unbearable impact on the car has led the driver to lose his life instantly while sending the car into numerous pieces scattered on the road. The driver was reported to be driving his million dollar car recklessly the day before this accident as well.

5.Daytona Accident

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This car crash is considered as one of the biggest car accidents in the history of motor racing. This incident has killed the driver Dale Earnhardt in 2001 who owned seven times championship and 76 race victories. During the final lap of the race, another racer, Kenny Schrader let his car went spinning into a wall eventually leading to Earnhardt’s death, tapped Earnhardt’s car. This shocked both his fans and the NASCAR and led to the formation of a SAFER barrier for the future races.

6.Grand Prix Accident, South Africa

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Although each of the car accidents mentioned here are equally tragic and devastating, this one is by far the most horrifying of them all, at least in the field of sports. In the year 1977, during the South African Grand Prix, Tom Pryce met with a fire accident while on the race track. A field marshal came across the track with a fire extinguisher to combat the fire but Pryce who had lost control of the car hit him at a massive speed of 200 MPH, tearing the young man’s body into two halves. The fire extinguisher in turn hit Pryce’s head, almost decapitating him. Both Pryce and the field marshal died instantaneously in this tragic accident.

7.Mercedes McLaren SLR Accident, Qatar

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The worst car accident in history took place on a deserted highway in Qatar in 2008. The 22-year-old ecstatic driver of the car took his car at a flying speed of 160 MPH which led him lose control of the vehicle. The car flipped in the air countless times before tearing into three pieces and getting scattered across the barren desert, killing the man instantaneously.

8.Ferrari 360 Modena Accident, France

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This tragic and foolhardy accident occurred in the year 2004. The driver of the vehicle had his car reach a dangerous 130 MPH speed on a country road in the state. It is alleged that the driver was bragging to his girlfriend and trying to impress her with the speed of his swanky ride. The wildly speeding car crashed into the power lines, bringing down with it live cables causing the car to snap into two. Luckily, both the man and his co-passenger managed to survive this deadly crash.

9.TVR 350C Accident, South Africa

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On a sunny morning of 2006, the driver of this posh ride was racing against another car (Mercedes SLK) in Johannesburg, South Africa when this incident occurred. The TVR was racing at an enormous speed of 140 MPH when the driver lost its control and crashed into an adjoining paved embankment. The high momentum gained by the car caused it to catapult in air, flipping several times under a nearby overpass before landing into a wrecked mess. Although there were no other casualties were reported, the driver of the vehicle died on the spot.

10.Lamborghini Murcielago, Egypt

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The owner of this classy vehicle had bought his car only 6 days before this travestying incident. The car wasn’t yet insured either but the owner wanted a taste of its speed and power so took it out for a test ride flying it at a speed of 15 MPH on a highway in Egypt. It was then that a speeding truck cut caused the Lamborghini to break into rubble. However, though the driver lost $350,000, he was lucky enough to survive this accident.




  1. Matthew asher May 10, 2019

    My dad crashed a truck and trailer he went to go over dotted yellow to pass a semi and hit trailer almost yanked him in the gras he was only doing 60 and he wasnt driving bad the guy loaded the mowers in the truck wrong he locked up the trailer brakes and hit the gas a little which is what ur supposed to do to straighten ur trailer out but the brakes didnt work then he saw a car coming no place to go with the tractor trailer next to him and an on coming car so he had to go in the grass he hit some concrete sticking out of the ground and the truck and trailer of his flipped he walked away with no injuries and so did the either guy.

  2. Knows Stuff April 16, 2020

    Get your facts right. The Mercedes Le Mans accident did not make car racing illegal. Mercedes stopped racing but the rest of the racing world continued without interuption


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