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Yesterday, Nick Bollea, son of famous wrester Hulk Hogan was released from prison after doing 166 days in jail for reckless driving involving serious bodily injury. Hogan was sentenced to 8 months in jail after crashing his “p***y magnet” Toyota Supra in August 2008. Hogan, who apparently was racing a friend, lost control of the car and slammed into a palm tree. The impact left John Graziano, one of his best friends, critically injured and in need of lifetime medical care.

Hogan, who was released earlier for good behaviour, was picked up from Pinellas County Jail by his mother or his sister (no one actually knows who the blonde was) and rumors say that a big party followed at his mom’s house. To see the video of Nick Hogan walking free, head over to TMZ.

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It turns out that being a highway patrol officer is not the safest job in the world. We’ve seen a lot of videos where cops get shot at, insulted and God knows what other stuff. This video shows an officer which, while pulling over a truck, proves to have some amazing reflexes and jump a out of the way a driver that lost control of his car. Pretty amazing stuff!

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Looks like they’re dropping like flies all over the world: first Hong Kong, then Malaysia, Isle of Man and the United States and now again the US. We have no idea why this Nissan GT-R looks like this or what happened at the auction that took place yesterday, but one thing’s for sure. This brand new GT-R (349 miles on the odometer) is almost destroyed and it was available at an auction yard in Nashville. The vehicle cost 87,000 and damage is estimated at around $55,000, so don’t think this is going to be a bargain for the auction winner. If you ask me, there are two reasons why someone would pay for a totalled GT-R: either you didn’t get the chance to place your order for a new one, either you’re having some evil thoughts regarding that lovely 480 hp engine, which looks ok.

Photo Gallery: Wrecked Nissan GT-R for sale

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According to The Mirror, Jeremy Clarkson was recently invovled in a car crash, during filming for the latest Top Gear series. There aren’t many details available, but it looks like the head-on high-speed car crash left Jeremy with minor injuries to his legs, hand and back. After his first serious crash in 31 years, he said: “My right index finger looked like a burst sausage, my left shin was fatter than my thigh and my back felt like someone had driven over it with a pile-driver.” The Top Gear team is not at its first serious crash, with Richard Hammond being involved in a 315 mph crash, that almost killed him, in 2006. However, we’re glad Jeremy’s ok and he’d better get his ass back to work, because we’re really anxious to watch the new series.

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Though this happened back in August, we’ve only recently stumbled across this video, which shows a shocking crash that happened on a highway in Italy, close to Venice, and which was caught by traffic surveillance cameras. Apparently, the truck driver suffered a heart attack or fell asleep and the truck lost control, broke the safety barrier and hit a few vehicles running on the opposite lanes. Seven people lost their lives in this terrible crash. I got the goose bumps while watching this video, which is another proof that the car world, which we all love so much, has a ‘dark’ side too.

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What some drivers can’t seem to understand is that the railroad crossing barriers are lowered for a reason. To show you that a big metal thing is closing in fast and it might smash you. However, this idiot driver thinks something else, and that could’ve been the last thing he saw before…you know.

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Exotic crashes seem to happen more and more, it’s early autumn and people still want to push their powerful cars to their limit, such was the case with this Bugatti Veyron, which was crashed by his owner on a nearby field in the West Berkshire region in Great Britain. The pictures are really painful to look at, especially for us car lovers, the one million euro car, effectively plowing the field, like a tractor, with wood in its hood and headlamps. No word on the condition of the driver, but since the accident wasn’t so bad, we don’t think he’s badly injured. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about the car, which is definitely in a bad state, check it out in these pictures. (more…)

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Geez, the Nissan GT-R is not event out on the market yet and they’re already starting to drop like flies. After we’ve seen GT-R’s crashed in Malaysia and by the TopGear folks, now another one showed up, this time in the United States (if we remember correctly, this might be the first US crash). We’re not sure what happened, but the folks from MyGTR say something about a guy crashing it into a pizza parlor. It really doesn’t matter what happened, what’s for sure is that the car (love that red color) is pretty damaged. More photos after the jump. (more…)

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What you see in the video below is what’s left of a beautiful green Lamborghini Murcielago. The crash took place Woodland Hills, Los Angeles’ district. The 30 year old driver, whose identity hasn’t been revealed, was seen speeding west on the Ventura Freeway west of Topanga Canyon Boulevard just before the incident when he lost control of the car, hit a guardrail on the 101 freeway and crashed into a parking structure. The car burst into flames and the driver suffered severe burns and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is not yet known, but it really doesn’t matter, a man lost his life. This should be another warning for everyone that drives a high performance car, no matter what brand or how much it costs. Always think twice before hitting the gas pedal!

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Pictured here we have a Russian KamAZ truck and a Toyota Premio (well…uhm…what once was a Toyota Premio. The crash took place in the Russian city Irkutsk and was caused by the truck driver running a red light. After the truck hit the Premio, it dragged it for about 30 meters (100 ft) until it hit a building. Though almost nothing’s left of the Toyota, the woman driving the car was really lucky and she amazingly survived. More photos after the jump. (more…)

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While surfing the web today, I stumbled across this really cool created ad. There’s nothing I hate more than a drunk driver. See what happends with the car on the beer cap? This is what will probably happen for real to your car if you drink and drive. And of course, this could also mean innocent people might get hurt. Anyways, as I said, really interesting ad and remember: “Don’t drink and drive!”

Photo found on flickr.

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The Russian luxury car market is growing by leaps and bounds, a lot of wealthy people there want to indulge their taste for luxury and buy expensive cars. Unfortunately some of the drivers can’t really handle the power of these cars. Such was the case with the driver of this Bentley Continental GT, who plowed the car on a nearby field, taking out two wooden posts and ending up nearby a set of train rails. Details are scarce but until then, here are some photos of this exotic crash, after the jump. (more…)

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Sure, the high gas prices have really taken a toll on people around the world, they started traveling less or have started practicing some really weird methods to drop the fuel prices. But according to the NHTSA, there might be a positive aspect to the high prices, their statistics show that the number of people killed in car accidents has dropped with about 1,600 as opposed to the last year, and was the lowest in the last 10 years.

If until now, american drivers were more agressive, they addopted more economical and calmer driving methods, only to improve the fuel efficiency, and as a secondary result, the number of accidents has decreased. This was also reflected in the number of injuries from these accidents, from 2.58 million in 2006 to 2.48 million last year, numbers that will continue to drop, according to the NHTSA.

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We’ve already seen a lot of exotic car crashes, almost all of them caused by irresponsible owners which don’t know how to handle the power of their cars. But this crash is a bit special, because we’re not talking about the owner of the car, but about a regular person which asked Audi to give him the €160,000 supercar, the R8 for a test drive. Although he met the standards of a test drive with a car this powerful, the 33-year old man from the Netherlands, lost control while he was driving near a river and crashed the car into it.

Police aren’t disclosing the name of the unlucky driver, and believe that he was driving at about 130 km/h (80 mph), although witnesses say that he was driving a lot faster, about 200 km/h or 125 mph, a lot above the limit on that road of 80 km/h (50 mph). Speed isn’t the only thing police are taking intro consideration, because the road was a bit bumpy, and one of these bumps could have caused the speeding driver to loose control of the 420 hp car. Still, if you want to test drive a car with lots of power, you really should check your speed and the road conditions, or you might end up like this poor fellow.

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If you go and rent a Lamborghini Gallardo, it’s common sense that you take care of it. It’s a supercar worth over 100,000 euros, not your average reasonably priced car. Such wasn’t the case with a group of late 20′s asian men, who attended a wedding with a whole fleet of supercars, rented of course, consisting of 3 Lamborghinis and a Bentley Continental GT.

British tabloid The Sun reports that after they arrived at the wedding reception, the group of men went for a drink and started bragging about their rental cars and how one of them took a car to 160 mph. Feeling all brave, they decided to take one of the Lambos to it’s limit and immediately left the reception. What happens when you mix alcohol and a powerful car ? The car was found crashed in a tree, with no trace of the asian men. Witnesses really enjoyed the exotic crash, actually taking bits out of the car or sitting in it.

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