Take Shannen Doherty. Oh, come on, you know who Shannen Doherty is. She was in Charmed for a bit. And Beverly Hills 90210. And possibly a guest on a Graham Norton show about fours ago. She’s an actress off the telly. Anyway, she had a car crash yesterday. But it’s OK – she didn’t really hurt herself very much.
Shannen Doherty (DVDs) was once famous for being more attractive than Tori
Spelling on the rubbish teen TV show Beverly Hills 90210. And then not
famous at all for ages. But now she’s famous again! And all she had to
was drive her car really stupidly.
Shannen Doherty crashed her car on the Pacific Coast highway in
Malibu – one of the busiest roads in the area – according to police.
Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Philip Brooks said:
"(Doherty) was exiting
a residential street attempting to turn left
onto Pacific Coast Highway, failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was
struck by a westbound Ford Mustang. A preliminary investigation
indicates she was at fault for failing to yield to oncoming traffic…
Ms. Doherty has not been cited. However, further investigation may
result in a citation."
Shannen Doherty or the driver of the Mustang needed medical attention,
and Doherty was able to drive away in her Land Rover. Neither driver
was under the influence of booze or drugs, the police say.
It seems as if driving a car like a fool is the new must-have
celebrity accessory. Lindsay Lohan kicked off the trend last year by crashing into a van and then running into an antiques shop, then Paris Hilton‘s boyfriend crashed into a car with a jumper on his head, then there’s Britney Spears and her unique stance on in-car child safety.
But if D-listers like Shannen Doherty are getting in on the act, then
that’s a signal that the car crash fad is so totally over. Celebrity
glider accidents, anyone?
[story by Stuart Heritage]