Car Accidents

Tracy Morgan's Estranged Mother Turned Away From Visiting Him In The Hospital

June 12th, 2014 12:11am EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan's mother hasn't been allowed to see her son as he recovers in a New Jersey hospital following a fatal car crash in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The comedian and two friends were hospitalized and in critical condition following the crash, which left one man, Morgan's comedy writer James McNair, dead.

Morgan hasn't seen his mother, Alicia Warden, in over a decade, and she learned of the accident on television.

Warden went to see her son at the hospital on Sunday but Morgan's fiancee Megan Wollover turned her away and wouldn't allow the visit, but when his mother returned l...

Tracy Morgan's Leg Not Amputated, Rep Calls Rumors 'Fabricated'

June 10th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan's representative has denied rumors the comedian has had his leg amputated following a deadly car accident over the weekend.

Morgan was in a limo bus Saturday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike when it was struck by a tractor-trailer and flipped. James Mcnair, a fellow comedian who writes material for Morgan, died in the crash.

Tracy's representative felt the need to deny rumors the comedian was having his leg removed due to the amount of damage it suffered. The statement reads, "Tracy remains in critical but stable condition. His fiancée Megan is by his side. The concern for ...

Truck Driver Charged In Tracy Morgan Crash Hadn't Slept In Over 24 Hours

June 9th, 2014 11:06pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
The driver of the tractor-trailer truck that hit the SUV limousine that comic Tracy Morgan was riding in on Saturday night has been charged with death by auto and assault by auto for causing the crash.

Kevin Roper, who drove a truck for Walmart, fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into Morgan's limo and four other vehicles, including another tractor-trailer. He had reportedly been on the road for more than 24 hours without sleeping at the time of the accident early Sunday morning in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Morgan and one other passenger riding in the limo were airlifted to a nearby hospita...

Tracy Morgan Remains In Critical Condition, Driver Of Truck That Caused Accident Charged

June 8th, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Tracy Morgan Remains In Critical Condition, Driver Of Truck That
Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition following a fatal car accident in New Jersey early Saturday morning, but the star's rep says he's in good hands.

Morgan was airlifted to a nearby hospital after the wreck, during which the SUV limousine he was riding in was struck by a Walmart tractor-trailer truck after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

The "30 Rock" star's limo was one of six vehicles involved in the crash, which killed one of the passengers in the limo while critically injuring three others.

Authorities confirmed that James McNair, Morgan's comedy writer, was the passenger...

Brooke Burke Crashes Her Maserati: 'I Was Sober!'

April 2nd, 2014 4:37pm EDT
Brooke Burke
Brooke Burke had a rough commute this morning, crashing her Maserati into a chain link fence after the car's steering malfunctioned.

Burke wrote on Twitter, "Rough morning. Accident on my way 2 work. Tons of cops & of course photogs, TMZ will have fun with this one. Poor Mazeratti…yes I was sober."

Rough morning. Accident on my wAy 2 work. Tons of cops & of course photogs, TMZ will have fun with this one. Poor Mazeratti..yes I was sober

— Brooke Burke-Charvet (@brookeburke) April 2, 2014

E! News reports Burke drove her car through a chain link fence. A source said, "something happen...

Arsenio Hall Crashes Brand New Porsche, Substances Not To Blame

December 24th, 2013 4:02pm EST
Arsenio Hall
Arsenio Hall smashed up his brand new Porsche Cayenne S last night after crashing it into a dirt shoulder, but TMZ says drugs and alcohol aren’t to blame.

Last night around 7 PM, cops responded to the crash scene to make sure Arsenio was all right – and to determine the cause of the crash. The talk show host was alright and passed field sobriety tests to prove substance wasn’t the cause.

It’s currently unknown why Arsenio crashed his car, but police have ended their investigation after determining no laws were broken

Dolly Parton Briefly Hospitalized After Car Crash

October 21st, 2013 11:41pm EDT
Legendary singer Dolly Parton was briefly hospitalized Monday morning following a fender-bender in Nashville, Tennessee.

Parton was the passenger in pal Judy Ogle's Nissan Xterra when the driver of a Mitsubishi Diamante rear-ended them, after which both women were taken to Vanderbilt Hospital and released shortly after being treated.

"I was in a fender bender this morning here in Nashville, but I am all good... Just a little tired and sore. Resting at home now!" the 67-year-old tweeted.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was charged with failing to yield at an intersection.

Last week Parton a...

Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn't Have License To Drive In California, Near-Crash Blamed On Paparazzi

September 12th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow's rep has blamed the actress's close call with a school bus on swarming paparazzi.

Paltrow was picking up her children with husband Chris Martin the other day in L.A. After her daughter got on her Vespa, Paltrow cut off a bus and forced it to slam on its breaks to keep from crashing into her small scooter.

A rep told RumorFix that Paltrow was looking to escape from paparazzi as they closed in. "She [Gwyneth] was being followed by paparazzi and they kept swerving in front and back of her and made her very nervous driving and resulted in her pulling in front of the bus when ...

Gwyneth Paltrow Cuts Off Bus, Nearly Crashes Vespa With Daughter On Board

September 10th, 2013 12:12pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow put her young daughter in harm's way when she carelessly cut in front of a moving bus - and it was all caught on video.

Paltrow was picking up her kids with husband Chris Martin in L.A. After Paltrow and 9 year-old Apple hopped on her scooter, the actress sped out of the loading zone without looking, forcing a school bus to slam on its breaks to avoid hitting the small vehicle.

The driver of the bus remained stopped, perhaps in disbelief, and Chris Martin carefully drove around it after picking up his son Moses. After stopping at a red light, it appeared neither Gwyneth no...

Dick Van Dyke's Car Catches Fire & He Jokes About Incident

August 20th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Owen Wilson
Dick Van Dyke was pulled out of his car just moments before it burst into flames on a Los Angeles freeway on Monday.

The Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang actor stopped on the side of road after experiencing some car trouble, and passing driver Jason Pennington pulled the 87-year-old star out of his Jaguar as it filled up with smoke. Seconds later the vehicle's engine burst into flames.

Van Dyke was "slightly disoriented," according to reports. However, he wasn't harmed in the incident and refused medical treatment.  The actor's makeup artist wife Arlene picked him ...