If you look up the statistics on car accidents, they’ll tell you that there will be about 16,438 bad car accidents today — about 90 of them being fatal. They’ll also tell you that some of the most common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, speeding, and weather-related problems.
What they won’t tell you is that some of the more crazy car accidents are caused by even crazier things. Here are a few things you won’t believe have caused accidents.
Too Much Trash Causes Woman to Lose Control.
Back in 2007, West Yarmouth, Massachusetts saw one of the most crazy car accidents of all time. A report led police to a crashed Ford Focus that was filled from floor to ceiling with trash. The mountainous heaps of debris shifted when 53-year-old Ann Biglan was driving, and interfered with her gas and break pedals, causing her to lose control as she backed out of a parking space at the Post Office.
Dog Gets Caught in Steering Wheel.
In 2013, 35-year-old Elizabeth Tomlinson’s Cockapoo got tangled in her steering wheel, causing her to lose control of the SUV, drive along a sidewalk, and wind up in one of the most crazy car accidents to ever happen in the Philly area. The woman suffered minor injuries, but there was no word about the dog’s health.
Woman Shaves While Passenger Steers, Hits Other Car.
Of all the crazy car accidents on this short list, this one has to be the most mind boggling. Megan Mariah Barnes decided back in 2010 that the perfect time to shave was when she was driving. Charles Judy, her ex-husband, was in the passenger seat, and was actually the one who holding the steering wheel at the time of the crash. Naturally, the pair wound up hitting another vehicle. Knowing the accident was their fault, they fled half a mile down the road, and switched seats. Police caught on to Barnes when they noticed that her injuries told another story. Consequentially, she was charged with driving with a revoked license, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a wreck with injuries, and driving without insurance.
These are just a few of the most crazy car accidents out there. If you know of any other wild, zany, odd, or otherwise crazy car accidents, feel free to share in the comments. More like this.