This is what happens when an airbag deploys a hundredth of a second late

Here's a terrifying video that shows the importance of having an airbag that works as it's supposed to versus having an airbag that works... but is a hundredth of a second late. You see one watermelon drop in slow motion and get cradled by the deployment of an airbag versus another watermelon that explodes. » 3/10/15 8:34am 3/10/15 8:34am

Customer Says Dealership Borrowed Then Wrecked Brand New WRX

The Subaru WRX is a fantastic hoon machine, but it must be kept in the right hands. One brand new owner says he took his car into the dealer for check-engine light and an easy repair only to have someone there "borrow" the car to take it to class and then wreck it. » 2/02/15 8:47am 2/02/15 8:47am

First Video Of Jules Bianchi Crash Shows How Violent The Impact Was

After seeing the first video of Jules Bianchi's horrible crash at Suzuka, we're surprised he wasn't killed on impact. Yes, it is that bad. And we're very glad he wasn't, of course. Our fingers are still very crossed for his recovery. » 10/06/14 11:10am 10/06/14 11:10am

How The Hell Did Nobody Die In This Rally Crash?

Luckily and most unbelievably nobody was seriously injured after this Clio decided to get airborne and go into an uncontrollable spin just in front of a group of irresponsible spectators. » 10/06/14 9:49am 10/06/14 9:49am

Spectacular failed car stunt almost kills film crew

The director shouts action. Time passes. Suddenly, a car crashes through a truck and, out of control, almost wipes out the entire film crew. This is what happens when you are filming a car action scene and you don't take the appropriate safety measures. Fortunately, everyone seems to be alright. » 8/05/14 7:51am 8/05/14 7:51am

This Video Of A 911 Obliterating A Deer Is Why Track + Wildlife = Bad

This is the track day wildlife scenario of my nightmares. A Porsche 911, a race track in the woods, and a massive deer running full speed onto the tarmac while flooring it down a straightaway. » 7/25/14 8:54pm 7/25/14 8:54pm

Man Gets Run Over by His Own Pickup Truck During Road Rage

Joseph H. Carl was driving home from a bar in Gainesville, Fla. Tuesday when he rear-ended a car that was stopped at a red light. Drunk and enraged, he got out of his pickup truck and began banging on the windows of the vehicle he'd just hit. If only he'd remembered to put it in park first. » 7/24/14 10:14am 7/24/14 10:14am

Adorable Old Couple Roll Honda, Take Best Picture In Car Wreck History

Bel Air, a money-saturated part of the west side of LA, is usually known for lovely, high-maintenance trophy wives driving lovely, high-maintenance cars. What's less common are octogenarian couples flipping Hondas and then posing with them like freaking rock stars, but that's what we have here today. » 6/25/14 3:21pm 6/25/14 3:21pm

Young Bride-to-Be Killed in Car Crash On Way to Bachelorette Party

Bride-to-be Collette Moreno, 26, died in a car crash on the way to her bachelorette party this weekend, KCTV reports. Moreno's best friend, Ashley Theobald, was driving. Moreno (pictured above, left) took a selfie just before the crash. » 6/24/14 11:00am 6/24/14 11:00am

A Tesla Model S Crashed Into an Electric Pole and Caused a Blackout

Stop me if you heard this before but an electric car and an electric pole walk into a bar... Okay, seriously. This is one of those ridiculous local news stories that are too perfect to be true but actually are. A Tesla Model S crashed into a utility pole in Tennessee and caused a local blackout. » 8/16/13 10:29am 8/16/13 10:29am

Drunk Russian Mechanic Crashed Into Home With A Tank

Beryozovo is a relatively peaceful village located on the Ob River far away in the Ural Mountains in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, a federal subject of Russia. It has around 7,000 residents, one of which just got a nasty surprise thanks to a local mechanic. » 1/18/13 12:00pm 1/18/13 12:00pm

An Angry, Fashionable Downtown Mob Totally Bashed An Audi During…

It's Fashion Week here in Manhattan, which means hundreds of models are wondering around in clothes that make no sense and haircuts that could politely be called "interesting." » 9/07/12 2:20pm 9/07/12 2:20pm

Chinese Driver Crashes In Giant Failed Loop-the-Loop Attempt

Any kid who had Hot Wheels or Matchbox car tracks as a kid knows that cars only make it safely through the loop-the-loop about one time out of ten. Definitely worth yelling for your brother to show him when it happens, then never being able to duplicate it. Sadly, the promoters of this Proton/Lotus driving exhibition… » 5/08/12 12:30pm 5/08/12 12:30pm

Angry Bus Driver Crashes Into Press Conference

A bus driver hit a news van in the middle of a press conference in Cincinnati last Friday. I guess no one was going to buy the headline "Reckless Press Conference Comes Out Of Nowhere And Crashes Into A Bus." » 1/31/12 1:30pm 1/31/12 1:30pm

How did this $500,000 supercar end up in someone's back yard?

Driving an 806-horsepower Koenigsegg CCX during a New York winter poses a few problems, not the least of which is this: cold tires equal a crash-o-matic lack of grip. Maybe that's what happened to this guy on Long Island. Wait, there's a Koenigsegg CCX in New York? » 12/14/11 10:00am 12/14/11 10:00am

This Ford GT was destroyed in a Qatar qrash

An anonymous tipster from Qatar sent this shot of a recently-wrecked Ford GT. No word on what happened, or where (the tipster insisted on remaining unidentified), but if I were a betting man, I'd say he understeered into a giant, golden yak. » 12/09/11 5:15pm 12/09/11 5:15pm

Hot news reporter causes Mazda on Mazda action in Australia

Now listen, people. Distracted driving is a very serious issue. I want all of you to think about that the next time you're driving past a cute news reporter doing a roadside stand-up. Eyes forward, junk in the trunk, as it were. » 10/28/11 4:30pm 10/28/11 4:30pm

Arizona Man Gives the Best Description of a Car Crash Ever

A Phoenix man became trapped inside his SUV on Thursday after he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over and strike a utility pole. In the process, the driver rear-ended another vehicle driven by a man named George Lindell, who later described the events to local Fox affiliate KSAZ-TV in this amazing… » 9/16/11 5:22am 9/16/11 5:22am

Saudi police blame car accident on "magic"

No, our friends at Gizmodo aren't working for the Saudi police. Authorities there are blaming real magic for a crash that occurred earlier today in the Kingdom. » 9/02/11 3:00pm 9/02/11 3:00pm

Yes, this yellow Camaro crashed into an identical yellow Camaro

I can't believe this actually happened. The folks at Auto Buds can eat their heart out because we have a photograph of the rare example of two identical cars crashing into each other. And it happened in Dallas. You don't say... » 8/31/11 4:00pm 8/31/11 4:00pm