No exaggeration to say that the history of land vehicles began with the invention of the wheel. But times change, accelerating the pace of life, and now we already can not do without a car, they have become indispensable, with their help we can quickly overcome the distance and get to slozhnodostupnye destinations. However, cars are often played a fatal role.
In our selection of the biggest car crash of the XX century, in which famous people were killed.
2. In 1927, 50-year-old dancer was vacationing in Nice. One day she wore a favorite red scarf (shortly before the events Duncan ideological "adopted" communism) and decided to go for a ride on the new Bugatti, which was just beginning to develop. After a moment, Isadora was dead - caught in the spokes of a rotating wheel scarf strangled her.
Tragic and ridiculous at the same time the death of Isadora Duncan previously was preceded by a car accident, which deprived the lives of two of her children.
3. Actor James Dean became a superstar, just starring in three movies - "East of Eden," "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Giant", which came out in the year of his death. In these paintings the young actor has presented a complex image of a man with mental anguish, halting speech and awakening sensuality. James Dean - the only actor who has twice been nominated for the "Oscar" posthumously. Tragic death, myths and legends, shrouded his life and created a cult of his personality.
4. September 30, 1955 James Dean together with the mechanic Rolf Vyuterihom went to the Porsche 550 sports «Spyder» in the place where it was planned to participate in motor racing. Dean was driving along the road «U.S. Route 466 "(later renamed« State Route 46 ") near the town of Kholam in California when a black and white« Ford Custom Tudor »1950, and managed to move towards 23-year-old student at California Polytechnic University Donald Tornpsidom, turned on a fork on the road «State Route 41", crossing the path of the car Dean did not notice it. Two cars collided almost head-on. Rolf Vyuterih was badly injured. James Dean died on the way to the hospital without regaining consciousness.
5. The French writer Albert Camus was one of the few followers of literary style, later called existentialism. Nobel Laureate and humanist by conviction, he struggled in his work with a fatal absurdity of life, and even when life got the nickname "The Conscience of the West".
The well-known author of popular works had many plans for the future, but they did not come true because of the accident, which happened on the way to Paris.
6. January 4, 1960 the writer and his family went to the French car Facel Vega II. At some point, the car lost control and flew off the road. Camus was killed instantly, his wife and daughter survived.
7. Jayne Mansfield was one of those blondes who admired the strong half of mankind in the middle of the last century. Because of its close resemblance often compared to Marilyn Monroe, and when she died, the film studio 20th Century Fox has appointed her as Jane Mansfield.
8. June 28, 1967, Jane went to the car-trip to New Orleans. Together with her in the car Buick Electra were the driver, her boyfriend and three children. Around 2 am their car collided with a wagon, was completely under the truck. Three adults sitting in the front seat, died instantly, while the children are on the rear seats of the car, luckily received only minor injuries.
Jane's life was tragically cut short at the age of 34 years.
9. The fate of the mother of the current Prince of Monaco, Prince Albert, Grace Patricia Kelly was full of highlights. Standard beauty Grace was able to translate into reality the wildest dreams of many girls of the planet: to become a famous actress and marry a prince, or rather for the monarch.
10. It would seem that there were no signs of trouble, but sunny day September 13, 1982 Princess Grace drive a car Rover P6 3500 V8, which also was her daughter Stephanie. Suddenly, the princess had a stroke, she lost consciousness, and the car fell off a mountain cliff.
Fortunately, Stephanie survived the accident, but her mother died in the emergency room the next day.
11. On the night of August 31, 1997 in a car accident, which occurred in an underground tunnel under the square Alma in Paris, died "People's Princess" Lady Diana.
12. The reason for this "car accident century" is still not entirely clear, there are a number of different versions: drunkenness of the driver, the need to go at a speed of paparazzi harassment, as well as a variety of conspiracy theories. The only surviving passenger car Mercedes S280, bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones, who has been seriously injured, lost his memory and can not provide the investigators any information about the accident.