Watch an Idiot in a Mercedes-AMG C63 Go Full On Ford Mustang Into a Tree
First I cried. Then I laughed. Then I cried again. This video reminded me of something Dr. Sheldon Cooper once said: “One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and it makes me sad”. This dude should be arrested not for being negligent, but for being stupid. He literally crashed a Mercedes C63S AMG into a tree while trying to impress the crowd and ended up looking like a fool. Worth it? Hells naw!
This is Not the Way to Trade your Mercedes SLK for a Tesla Model S
Imagine for a minute that you’re a Tesla salesman and beautiful San Francisco, California and just got back from your overpriced lunch. You take a deep breath and smell the air that is the glory of your liberated EV showroom. You’ve had a good week so far, sold a couple of cars, then all of the sudden: BAM, Crash, Smack. You look up, and there’s a Mercedes SLK staring you in the face with a (presumably) scared senior citizen behind the wheel rocking out to AC/DC and sporting his bald-man mullet. What the hell just happened here? Well, as much as I would like to report that some Mercedes driver has just had enough with all of this damn EV, ICE-killing drama that’s plaguing the automotive market place, I really have to report that this old man simply made a huge mistake while attempting to overtake some vehicles but using a bus lane.
As the story goes, our old friend was hoping to pass some traffic in a bus lane, but as it turns out that bus lane was about to end. He said that he thought it was a third lane, but come on – we all know better. He then panicked and tried to hit the brake, but put the accelerator to the floor instead. As a result, he jumped a curb, smucked a tree, shot across a crosswalk, took out a mail box, sign, and traffic control box, then wedge his SLK into a Tesla showroom. Fortunately, and we’re not sure how, nobody was seriously injured, but the Tesla showroom is now tasked with replacing a pair of ridiculously large 15-foot tall glass windows. A BMW 5 Series did take some minor damage as a result of the accident too, but it will likely drive another day. As for that SLK, well, It’s not likely it’ll see the light of day again.
On a different note, I have to say this vaguely reminds me of a certain South Park episode that addressed the concern with old folks behind the wheel. Now, not all seniors are bad drivers – I’m not going to be the guy that claims that – but this guy should certainly get an award for reminding us to watch out for Grandpa when he’s trying to find the nearest buffet, don’t you think? Check out the video that shows off the aftermath of this crazy accident below.
Former SNL cast member, 30 Rock star and one of my personal favorite comedians is in critical condition following a serious accident this past weekend. Tracy Morgan was riding in a Mercedes Sprinter converted into a limo as it traveled down the New Jersey Turnpike in Mercer County, NJ when it was struck by a Walmart semi truck.
According to the report, Morgan’s Mercedes was stuck in slow-moving traffic when the semi didn’t see the slower traffic and failed to avoid the limo. The semi struck the rear of the limo, spinning it around and flipping it on its side, critically injuring Morgan, harming three other passengers and killing Morgan’s long-time friend James "Jimmy Mack" McNair.
Morgan is currently in critical condition in the hospital, but is showing signs of improvement as of Monday afternoon. The complete rundown on Tracy’s condition is unknown at this point, but there are plenty of rumors running around.
The driver of the Walmart truck, Kevin Roper, was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. Reports claim that he had been awake for 24 straight hours when the crash occurred.
We’ll stay on top of this news and update you as more information comes out.
Click past the jump to see some of Tracy Morgan’s stand-up.
As we all expect, Mercedes has been hard at work testing out its upcoming SLS AMG Black Series, making sure its 600-plus-horsepower engine, upgraded suspension, and brakes are up to the task of daily use and high speeds. One place that every supercar needs to test at is the Nürburgring. Well, with the Nürburgring comes some of the most spectacular wrecks ever.
This time around, the SLS Black Series prototype got the short end of the `Ring’s stick, as it was smashed up in a wreck on the Dӧttinger Hӧhe section of the track – one of the fastest sections – and went up in flames. Fortunately, the engineers in the car were unharmed, proving that Mercedes put some serious work into the SLS’s safety devices and that the `Ring has some fast safety crews.
Before everyone gets up in arms about a Benz burning, don’t get too worried, as a wreck of this nature is bound to cause some flames and likely has nothing to do with the quality of the prototype. It is rather unfortunate to see such an expensive piece of experimental metal and carbon fiber go up in smoke, but we are willing to bet that Mercedes has a few more of these in the stable and the funds to build a new one, if needed.
What’s even cooler is that we actually got our hands on a few spy shots of the aftermath from this wreck. On top of the carnage, you also get a good look at this upcoming model with most of its camo… well, burned off…
There are three types of accidents in the world of car racing: expected, freak, and “how in the [insert favorite expletive] did that happen?” Well, an accident involving an AMG racecar, air line, and four Mercedes DTM crew members falls into the latter of those three categories.
This is a clear example of a pit crew simply not following the most basic of pit rules: clean your crap off of pit lane after you’re done and secure your air hose properly until you are ready to use it. After a fairly quick pit stop by the AMG coupe during practice at Zandvoort on Friday, the coupe speeds away. The crew directly in front of the car apparently left their air hose dangling over the track in anticipation of a pit stop of their own and the car’s rear spoiler caught the hose.
Well, the hose turns into a massive bull whip with a crack that would make Indiana Jones feel inadequate. As it whips around, it catches four crew members and drops three to the tarmac. Luckily, no one was seriously injured, as Mercedes has released a statement that three of the four were released from the hospital and are back on the job, but one remains in the hospital with serious, but not life threatening, injuries.
From the 1:10 mark to the 1:15 mark, you can see the accident in slow motion and you can really get a look at how lazily wrapped the air hose is. The hose that the Mercedes hit was hanging halfway down, whereas the rest of the hoses in pit lane are tightly wrapped and well above the top of the spoiler.
We’re sure this team is in for a quick and harsh lesson on pit-lane maintenance and organization. Then again, getting bull whipped by an air hose may be lesson enough.
It’s always sad when we have to report on a crashed supercar, but this latest accident takes that depression to epic proportions. Not one, not two, but eight Ferraris, as well as a Lamborghini, two Mercedes models, and two Toyota models have been utterly destroyed this past weekend during a terrible crash on a highway in Japan. The Ferraris destroyed were: several F355 units, an F-360, and an F-430. The losses are being estimated at around $1.5 million, but some are reporting losses of up to $4 million! Fortunately no one was seriously injured in the accident, but 10 people sustained bruising and minor injuries, probably to their egos as well as their bodies.
"The accident occurred when the driver of a red Ferrari was switching from the right lane to the left and skidded," said Mitsuyoshi Isejima, Executive Officer for Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Expressway Traffic Police unit. "It was a gathering of narcissists."
The driver responsible, a 60-year-old man may face up to three months in jail or a fine of as much as $1,280 - considering the damage, we’d say he got off easy. The police officers needed about six hours to clear the highway, although it may take the drivers a lifetime to forget this horrific experience ever happened.
Hit the jump for the video.
Some test drivers spend all day testing high-performance cars, so their skills are simply bar none. This, unfortunately, does not prevent accidents from happening and sometimes these accidents prove fatal. This is the case with two Mercedes-Benz test drivers who were killed in a terrible accident involving a McLaren SLR.
According to the German magazine, Bild.de, the two drivers were evaluating a four-year-old Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren when things got a little out of control. The two drivers were testing the supercar on the German Autobahn and during the five mile stretch of road that has zero speed limits, the car was pushed to its limits. According to the police officers, the drivers hit a top speed of about 186 mph before catapulting to a height of 10 meters, then hitting a tree and sailing an additional 35 meters, crashing down a steep slope. Both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the car and died instantly.
This is a sad day for the automotive world, but even more so for the young families left behind. Our condolences go out to them.
Unlike the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has certainly proved its mettle out on the streets. Whether it has more careful drivers or just a case of being less prone to accidents, the SLS AMG has so far escaped the car crash headlines of our site.
As far as our memories are concerned, there has only been one other production SLS AMG that has crashed since the car was released a year ago. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to add a second car to that list.
We just unearthed news coming out of London that a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was involved in a pretty serious crash after colliding with a Vauxhall Astra somewhere in London, England. Details on how the crash transpired are still sketchy at this point, but according to those who witnessed the episode, one vehicle was responsible for the crash for beating a red light, causing the other car to lose control and smash into it.
Pictures are indeed worth 1,000 words and judging from the photo we obtained, it looks like the SLS AMG looks pretty dinged up after the whole incident.
As we announced last week, the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 made its race track debut this past weekend in the VLN Endurance Championship at Nurburgring. While everyone expected this to be a great event, it didn’t have such a joyous end for the SLS GT3.
The car, driven by Bernd Schneider, went out of control and crashed into a Corvette driven by Christian Hohenadel. Bernd Schneider, five-time DTM Champion and now an AMG brand ambassador, was behind the wheel at the start. Schneider was already in second place by the first bend, however contact with the leading car on the second bend caused him to spin and collide with the following car. After a 25-minute break for repairs, Bernd Schneider returned to the race three laps behind the leaders, and was able to hold his own without problems in the lineup of GT3 cars. However, it only finished in the 91st position. Not exactly the type of debut Mercedes had in mind.
One more video after the jump.
It’s unfortunate and crazy and it didn’t take too long, did it? The first Mercedes SLS AMG has recently been involved in a pretty serious crash. While there are not many details on the crash, it is known that the sports car had an unfortunate encounter with a Lada 112 ’fastback’ somewhere in Moscow, Russia. It seems that a black Nissan Murano crossover was also involved in the same crash.
The video of the scene revealed that the SLS AMG involved in the crash was a press / demo car used in many photo shoots and videos in Russia.
Most likely the rain and high speeds were the main factors of the accident - as they typically are - because the SLS AMG looks pretty damaged!
In any case, here’s a video of the aftermath of the crash for you to watch. We don’t blame you for cringing and crying watching these because we came very close to doing both ourselves. And if you think the crashed Mercedes SLS AMG is scary, wait until you hear the voices in the video. Watch the video after the jump to hear what we mean!
If that was a MINI, we would have thought that it was yet another one of those out-of-this-world marketing ploys. Unfortunately, that’s not a MINI - it’s a Mercedes - and it’s not meant for any form of PR publicity.
According to the Tulsa World, the car ended up in that predicament after the driver was backing into a parking space on the seventh floor of the building when the driver’s foot inexplicably got stuck on the gas pedal, causing it to break through the building’s exterior wall.
Fortunately, the debris that rained down from the crash didn’t hit any civilians, instead crashing into a number of unsuspecting vehicles in the parking lot outside. As for the Mercedes, parking attendants were able to drive it back inside the confines of the parking space since the rear tires still had a smooth surface underneath it to drive on.
Car crashes are getting weirder and weirder by the day, huh?
A 2012 Mercedes ML-Class testing ended in tragedy: a man killed and more cars destroyed. The incident happened on the Autobahn A81 near Rottweil, Germany on April 23rd. A 52-year-old Daimler employee was testing a 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class prototype SUV when he killed a 26-year-old man exiting his vehicle.
It seems that the younger man was involved in a minor accident only minutes before when he collided with the guardrail after there was a small malfunction with his car. Two good samaritans had stopped to help him when all of a sudden, the Mercedes SUV came down the road traveling at a high speed and struck the 26-year-old’s vehicle and a third car at the scene. The SUV then proceeded to flip over on its hood and travel an additional 250 feet.
The young man was killed upon impact and the Daimler driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Neither of the good Samaritans were treated at the hospital for any injuries. Police are still investigating the accident to determine what the cause of it was and who was at fault.
Our thoughts are with the unfortunate victims involved in this accident as well as with their families.
Speeding is one of the biggest factors that contributes to car accidents and probably the most tempting thing to do while operating a motor vehicle. No matter how enthralling an activity it may be, excessive speeding is just not smart. When people do stupid things, we are forced to show pictures like this.
It displeases us to present you with such horrific pictures. The disturbing images seen here are of a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren crash that took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia about three days ago. The driver of the car was speeding through a corner and suddenly lost control going head to head with the pavement. Apparently, this man wanted to dance with the devil and the devil, not so politely, rejected the invitation by slamming him to a stop. Miraculously, the man was unharmed during this debacle.
We’d like to thank our tipster for these exclusive photos!
Charlie Sheen woke up this morning with a Mercedes missing from his garage, but to his good fortune, he wasn’t around to see what became of his luxury ride.
The actor’s Mercedes was stolen at his home in Sherman Oaks, California, but the thief, apparently, had something different in store for his newly-boosted car, flying it over a cliff along Mulholland Drive, you know, for kicks.
To his surprise, Sheen was woken up by a call from Mercedes telling him that his car was involved in an accident. Amazingly, the perpetrator escaped from the scene before the LAPD showed up, which is now in hot pursuit of the thief.
It’s unclear to us just how Charlie Sheen could’ve jut left the keys of his Mercedes inside the car, making it a relatively easy target for the unknown booster. Then again, Sheen can afford to buy a replacement with just a snap of a finger so we suspect that he won’t lose a ton of sleep over it.
Just a reminder to Mr. Sheen, though. Next time, bring your keys inside your house.
The driver of this Mercedes SLR McLaren must be very happy with the large front end styling. It seems to have come in very handy when he hit a fully loaded van (loaded as in a full family, not leather seats.)
Until it had a run-in with the van, that SLR could have been worth as much as $400,000, but since the SLR is now only available as a roadster, it’s going to take about $500,000 to buy a new replacement. He should also probably hurry up, the SLR ends its 3500 unit run in this model year.
What you are looking in here sometime used to be a SLR. We can’t give you more details about what really happened in here, but you can imagine just by watching the pictures!
The crash happened in Qatar and the owner of the car was only 22 years old (I say was cause just by looking at the car you can imagine he didn’t survive). He was driving extremely and he lost control of his car. The result... what you see in the images.
If you have more details about this, please let us know!
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has passed the European NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash tests with flying colours. The Saloon has therefore been awarded five stars and, according to the Euro-NCAP organisation, is one of the safest cars available on the market.
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