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Seinfeld unhurt after Hamptons car wreck
AP ^ | 4/3/08

Posted on 04/03/2008 5:28:24 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside

Seinfeld unhurt after Hamptons car wreck

1 hour, 31 minutes ago

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. - Jerry Seinfeld was in a harrowing rollover wreck but was unhurt after the brakes on one of his vintage cars failed.

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 careering 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.

"He was a little shocked when he walked in and it started to dawn on him what happened," his wife, Jessica, told the Post.

The comedian took the crash in snide.

"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," the Post quoted him as saying. "It is not something I plan to make a habit of."

The sitcom star, who co-wrote, co-produced and starred in last year's animated "Bee Movie," is also an auto aficionado. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in November that his favorite car in his collection is a 1955 Porsche Spyder.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: brakes; seinfeld; wreck

1 posted on 04/03/2008 5:28:24 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

holy smokes, Seinfeld is 53?


2 posted on 04/03/2008 5:31:29 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (can u feel the unity?)
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To: Larry Lucido; Cagey; MotleyGirl70; Gamecock; Rb ver. 2.0

bump


3 posted on 04/03/2008 5:31:59 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Larry Lucido; Cagey; MotleyGirl70; Gamecock; Rb ver. 2.0

Jerry: What did you do to my car?!

George: I couldn’t help it! Elaine moved the mirror, I got discombobulated.

Elaine: Oh, like you’ve ever been bobulated.

Jerry: I thought you said you were a good driver!

George: No no, I never said I was a good driver, I said I was a good parker.


4 posted on 04/03/2008 5:33:57 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

Jerry: That’s a shame.


5 posted on 04/03/2008 5:35:03 AM PDT by GoDuke
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To: Mr. Brightside
Decided to late that he needed stop for tomatoes?
6 posted on 04/03/2008 5:38:39 AM PDT by Gamecock (Viva La Reformacion!)
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To: Mr. Brightside

“Newman!”


7 posted on 04/03/2008 5:39:48 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
bump

lol.

8 posted on 04/03/2008 5:40:04 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (can u feel the unity?)
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To: Mr. Brightside

FIAT=Fix it again, Tony


9 posted on 04/03/2008 5:46:16 AM PDT by steve8714 (I hate the Jayhawks, but not Bill Self. I do however still Hate "Whinin' Roy" Williams..)
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To: Mr. Brightside; Froufrou
"...swerved to keep the car from careering into an intersection..."

Whew! Narrowly missed a bad career move there...
10 posted on 04/03/2008 5:57:17 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (IX-XI -- numquam didici)
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To: Mr. Brightside; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; Taffini; jdm; countess; Gamecock; ..

Wonder if he shared a room with the Mandelbaums.


11 posted on 04/03/2008 6:00:00 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Still looking for UART at FX1050)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Serves him right. Shoulda been driving a Alfa-Romeo instead.


12 posted on 04/03/2008 6:01:20 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Mr. Brightside

Shouldn’t he have expected things like this after his show was cancelled?

Regards,

Larry King


13 posted on 04/03/2008 6:03:18 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Mr. Brightside
The brakes didn't fail. He was distracted ...

14 posted on 04/03/2008 6:08:46 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Mr. Brightside

What’s the deal with intensive care?


15 posted on 04/03/2008 6:09:04 AM PDT by Impy (The democrat party, "Ridin' Dirty" since puberty.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

I wonder if George got his parking space?

Reference toEpisode 39 - The Parking Space
“People will kill each other for a parking space in New York because they think, ‘If I don’t get this one, I may never get a space.’ You know? ‘I’ll be circling for months until somebody goes out to the Hamptons.’”


16 posted on 04/03/2008 6:19:33 AM PDT by Gamecock (Viva La Reformacion!)
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To: F15Eagle

It’s ‘go time!’

LOL, Hey Jerry, “it’s stop time”


18 posted on 04/03/2008 6:56:33 AM PDT by daku ("My dream continues with ferocity, thank you.")
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To: onedoug

ping


20 posted on 04/03/2008 7:07:03 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Not a very good segue. It didn’t dawn on him what almost happened until he arrived back at home...?


21 posted on 04/03/2008 7:33:01 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Mr. Brightside

Being a car nut, the “1967 Fiat BTM” reference caught my eye. I’ve never heard of a BTM model.

I Googled it and only found links to this news story. Wonder what it was, really?


22 posted on 04/03/2008 7:56:24 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Gamecock; MotleyGirl70; Larry Lucido; jdm; Rb ver. 2.0; Mr. Brightside
Decided to late that he needed stop for tomatoes?

No, no that's ah, that's pie country.

23 posted on 04/03/2008 9:54:47 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: steve8714

JERRY: There’s really nothing wrong on the inside.

TONY: Well, the shift knob is loose. You know about that?

JERRY: No, I hadn’t noticed.

TONY: Have you been picking at it?

JERRY: Have I been picking at it? No. You know. It’s just wear and tear.

TONY: Wear and tear. I see.

JERRY: The engine is really the only thing that needs checking.

TONY: You been rotating the tires?

JERRY: Try to.

TONY: You don’t try to. You do it! Fifty-one percent of all turns are right turns. You know that? ‘Try to.’


24 posted on 04/03/2008 9:59:58 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Mr. Brightside

“That’s a shame.” ;)


25 posted on 04/03/2008 10:06:41 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Hah, I'm not the only one who's noticed this mysterious "Fiat BTM":

What’s the Deal With Seinfeld’s Fiat? (NY Times "Wheels" blog)

So What's Up With Jerry Seinfeld's 1967 Fiat "BTM?" (Jalopnik)

26 posted on 04/03/2008 11:02:58 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: windcliff

“What makes risk so risky?”


27 posted on 04/03/2008 9:44:20 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: oh8eleven
"The brakes didn't fail. He was distracted ..."

Or as Jerry would say,"Boutris Boutris Ghali"

28 posted on 04/04/2008 3:25:46 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Constitution Day

Yea i tried to find a google image as well with no luck.


29 posted on 04/05/2008 10:54:06 AM PDT by mowowie
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