Thursday, April 3, 2008
Jerry Seinfeld May Be Funny, But His Roll Over Accident Is Not ~ Legal Pub
Jerry Seinfeld is funny. He is rich. He is also darn lucky. Jerry was driving his 1967 Fiat BTM Saturday evening when his brakes failed. Seinfeld told the police that his emergency brake also failed. Seinfeld had to swerve to keep his car from entering an intersection. When he swerved, his car flipped over a few yards from the high way. Police say that the comedian's quick reactions "probably avoided a very serious accident."
Seinfeld, 53, lives in East Hampton. He did not require medical attention. According to his wife Jessica he seemed like he was in shock. But through out it all, Seinfeld kept his sense of humor and told the Post, "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... It is not something I plan to make a habit of."
Accidents are nothing new to the legal profession. Fact is, accidents are as common in our profession as bad jokes are to stand up comics. Neither one typically generates laughs. Seinfeld was lucky this time. In the future, he better spend some of his money and make sure his automobile collection is all in good working order before he puts the public and himself in danger.
Taking responsibility for one's own actions and omissions needs to become a more common theme not only among the rich and famous but among all people.
For a link to a vehicle roll over study, go here: LINK.