Jerry Seinfeld could have been killed after he realized the brakes on his 1967 Fiat BTM failed and he rolled and flipped to a complete stop.
Jerry Seinfeld escaped an awful and potentially fatal accident without a scratch after he turned his un-stoppable car away from oncoming traffic.
Seinfeld was driving alone when the brakes on his 1967 Fiat BTM stopped working Saturday evening, East Hampton Town Police Chief Todd Sarris told the New York Post. Seinfeld tried the emergency brake, to no avail, and then swerved to keep the car from careening into an intersection, Sarris said.
The two-door sedan flipped over and came to a stop just yards from the highway, Sarris said, adding that the comic’s maneuver "probably avoided a very serious accident."
The wreck was attributed to mechanical failure, and no summonses were issued, Sarris said. Seinfeld, 53, did not require medical attention and returned to his East Hampton home.
The comedian took the crash in stride.
"Because I know there are kids out there, I want to make sure they all know that driving without braking is not something I recommend, unless you have professional clown training or a comedy background, as I do," Seinfeld said. "It is not something I plan to make a habit of."